Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi strongly defended presumed Democratic candidate Joe Biden, while some from within his party called on him to resolve the controversy over his accusation of sexual assault on a woman, which his campaign has already denied.
Pelosi, the largest Democrat in Congress, officially endorsed Biden for the presidency. Pelosi told reporters that she continues to support Biden fully.
She noted that the staff who ran Biden’s Senate office said they did not remember any complaints of sexual assault, and Pelosi highlighted Biden’s long history of supporting policies to stop abuse of women.
Pelosi said at a conference that Biden is an embodiment of hope, optimism and originality for our country that he is a person of great value
A California woman named Tara Reed worked as an assistant to the Biden office in the US Senate from December 1992 to August 1993 accusing the US Senator in media interviews of pushing her against a wall and tucking his hand under her skirt.
Other people said in media interviews that Reid later told them about an incident with Biden, which included two women who confirmed some details in a story published by the Business Insider news site.
Biden’s campaign said that the incident never occurred and Biden, 77, did not respond to this accusation, and no questions were asked of the former US vice president on this issue in recent media interviews.