Just over a year ago, Sen. Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's new running mate, was saying that she believed women who accused the now-presumptive Democrat nominee of inappropriately touching them.
“I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” the California senator told reporters during a campaign event in April 2019, when she was still a candidate for the Democratic nomination, reports Fox News.
Biden had not yet been in the presidential race yet but was accused by several women for inappropriately touching and kissing them. At the time, he promised that he would "be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future.”
At the time, Harris said that Biden, who was not yet in the presidential race, would have to "make that decision for himself" when asked if he should enter the race, considering the controversy.
And this March, when former aide Tara Reade accused Biden of sexually assaulting her, he vehemently denied her claims, but Harris, who by time dropped out of the race, said Reade "has a right to tell her story."
"I believe that and I believe Joe Biden believes that, too," she said at the time. "Women must be able to speak without fear of retaliation.”
Harris also said the Biden she knows was a "lifelong fighter, in terms of stopping violence against women, and in the same podcast, said she'd be "honored to serve with Joe."
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