Joe Biden has been accused of inappropriately touching or kissing four women. All of them said his behavior was inappropriate and made them uncomfortable.
“I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris said in April 2019. At that point, four women had accused Biden of such inappropriate contact.
Biden denied any knowingly inappropriate actions.
“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort,” Biden said in a statement. “And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately.
Once Harris was out of the presidential race but thought to be a contender for vice president. She offered different comments this time, saying she could “only speak to the Joe Biden I know.”
Saying Reade had a right to be heard isn’t the same as saying Harris believed the underlying allegation.