Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted his help for the U.S. girls’s nationwide soccer group on Saturday.
His tweet in help of the ladies’s group got here amid allegations of sexual misconduct from former Senate staffer Tara Reade, in addition to mounting stress all through the week to deal with them publicly. Biden denied the accusations Friday.
A federal decide on Friday threw out a part of an equal pay lawsuit introduced by the gamers that alleged wage discrimination on the a part of the U.S. Soccer Federation.
Biden on Saturday urged the group to maintain preventing and threatened to withhold funding for the World Cup if the federation does not present equal pay.
“To @USWNT [the U.S. women’s national team]: don’t quit this battle,” the previous vice chairman wrote. “This isn’t over but. To @USSoccer [the U.S. Soccer Federation]: equal pay, now. Or else after I’m president, you may go elsewhere for World Cup funding.”
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Biden had been underneath stress a lot of this previous week to deal with Reade’s allegations on the document, which he did on Friday, denying her accusations from an incident she says occurred in 1993.
Throughout a March interview with podcast host Katie Halper, Reade described the alleged incident.
“He greeted me, he remembered my title, after which we had been alone. It was the strangest factor,” Reade instructed Halper on the time. “There was no like, alternate actually. He simply had me up towards the wall.”
She continued: “His arms had been on me and beneath my garments, and he went down my skirt after which up inside it and he penetrated me along with his fingers and he was kissing me on the identical time and he was saying some issues to me.”
Biden “unequivocally” denied the allegations on Friday throughout an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski on “Morning Joe.”
“No, it’s not true. I am saying unequivocally it by no means, by no means occurred. And it did not — it by no means occurred,” he stated. “I do not bear in mind any sort of grievance she might have made. It was 27 years in the past and I do not bear in mind — nor does anybody else that I am conscious of — and the very fact is that I do not bear in mind. I do not bear in mind any grievance ever having been made.”
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Biden has additionally just lately been pressed about his previous statements regarding girls coming ahead with allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
In the course of the affirmation to nominate now-Supreme Courtroom Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Biden stated that “believing girls means taking girls’s claims severely.” Biden stated this week that “girls have a proper to be heard,” however that their claims ought to be investigated by the press.
“They need to begin off with the presumption that they’re telling the reality,” he continued.
“Then it’s a must to take a look at the circumstances and the details. And the details, on this case, don’t exist,” he added, referring to Reade’s allegations.
Biden denied the allegations for a second time on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC program “Politics Nation” throughout a pre-taped interview from Friday night that aired on Saturday.
“It is not true,” he instructed Sharpton. “I am saying unequivocally, it by no means occurred. Interval.”
Fox Information’ Marisa Schultz and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.