The woman who accused President Joe Biden of attacking her when he was a senator has fled to Russia for her safety. Tara Reade spoke from Moscow of her decision to leave the U.S. after leveling accusations against the Democrat.
She said a U.S. congressman warned her that he was “worried about [her] physical safety.
Reade was interviewed by Sputnik, a state-owned news agency, while seated alongside convicted Russian spy Maria Butina in Moscow. She called the decision to leave her native country “very difficult” and rejected the notion that she is an “impulsive” person.
She came forward with the accusation that Biden attacked her in 1993 and said she is afraid of being locked up or even losing her life for her revelation.
As Reade said, “I just didn’t want to walk home and walk into a cage or be killed, which is basically my two choices.”
Tara Reade, the former Senate staffer to Joe Biden who accused him of sexual assault during the 2020 presidential election, has now defected to Russia. https://t.co/FbWsWt0yIN
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 31, 2023
She felt so threatened by her dilemma that in early May she tweeted that “I am not suicidal. I should not be under investigation nor am I a foreign agent.”
Reade further insisted that the Justice Department (DOJ) and FBI were taking measures to intimidate and silence her. She had previously been invited to testify to Congress about her claims against Biden by Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
She has yet to testify, though she said she expected to be interviewed concerning the “weaponization” of Biden’s DOJ. Reade also claimed that Gaetz told her he worried about her staying in the U.S.
The former congressional aide held a news conference Tuesday confirming that she applied for citizenship with the Russian Federation. She said she hoped to keep her U.S. citizenship as well.
Reade expressed her support for Russian President Vladimir Putin and said she does not regard the Kremlin as an enemy. She further asserted that many Americans feel unsafe as she does and should “really look at who you’re voting for.”
Reade’s accusations against Biden surfaced during the 2020 presidential campaign. She told the New York Times that he pinned her against the wall in a Senate building and attacked her.
Multiple friends and her brother said she revealed a traumatic attack involving Biden to them over the years. He has denied any inappropriate contact with Reade.