In a Medium post today, Biden manages to discuss his record on women’s issues (did you know he wrote the Violence Against Women Act?),
When I wrote the bill, few wanted to talk about the issue. It was considered a private matter, a personal matter, a family matter. I didn’t see it that way. To me, freedom from fear, harm, and violence for women was a legal right, a civil right, and a human right. And I knew we had to change not only the law, but the culture.
remind us that last month was sexual assault awareness month,
April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
and tell us that the proof we’re looking for can be found in the National Archives.
There is only one place a complaint of this kind could be — the National Archives. The National Archives is where the records are kept at what was then called the Office of Fair Employment Practices. I am requesting that the Secretary of the Senate ask the Archives to identify any record of the complaint she alleges she filed and make available to the press any such document. If there was ever any such complaint, the record will be there.
Honestly, the letter is an effective defense – albeit one that feels a bit late in coming. Biden gives a strong denial of the events without calling Reade a liar and softens his “the New York Times has exonerated me” claim.
The post has multiple audiences, most important of which is the woman who will called to defend him throughout his campaign as his Vice President. Abrams and Klobuchar stepped up to the plate early on this – they must be happy that Biden is now openly backing their play.
No doubt critics will contend that he must already know that such information is not in the National Archives. I just hope his Senate papers don’t become some kind of analog to “but, her emails”.
Are we going to see MAGAns storm the University of Delaware demanding to see the papers?
Brace yourself for a Fight, Blue Hens.
Other thoughts on the Biden letter?