‘It’s a shame’ – Democrats rant as Ilhan Omar says she believes rape accuser, but supports Biden

Novieku Babatunde Adeola May 27, 2020 at 09:00am

May 27, 2020 at 09:00 am | News

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

May 27, 2020 at 09:00 am | News

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Democrats have reacted swiftly to comments made by Minnesota Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, for saying that she believes Tara Reade’s sexual assault claims against the presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden.

In a tweet defending her support for Reade, Omar, said that “believing survivors is consistent with my values”.

These tweets were in response to rife criticism following an exclusive all-access interview she granted to Sunday Times.

Speaking to the English Publication, Omar said she believes Ms. Reade who has since filed an official complaint alleging Mr. Biden put her up against a wall and penetrated her with his fingers while she was a senate staffer in the early 1990s.

While Omar suggested that her “quotes aren’t always in context,” The Sunday Times Washington bureau chief, Josh Glancy told The Independent there was nothing in her quotes that had been taken remotely out of context.

Glancy further asked the public to be the judge of Omar’s full response.

“There’s a lot of unsavory stuff. It is troubling, I do believe it’s important for us to give space for women to come forward and share their stories. It takes years and years for sexual assault survivors to come forward. Justice can be delayed but it should never be denied”.

Despite all the media fuss, Ms. Omar confirmed her support for Biden saying, “This is the most important election of our time,” stating further that the Democratic Party has to mobilize to defeat Donald Trump.

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“If considerations over the candidate were something I had influence over, just candidly here, we’d probably have a different candidate,” she tweeted.

Earlier, the Nations columnist Katha Pollitt received heavy criticism for saying she would vote for Biden even if he boiled babies and ate them.

“He wasn’t my candidate, but taking back the White House is that important,” she wrote.

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