Joe Biden: When a woman alleges sexual assault, presume she is telling the truth

Former vice president Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington on Sept. 15, 2018.
Former vice president Joe Biden addresses the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington on Sept. 15, 2018. (Cliff Owen/AP)

By Philip Rucker September 17, 2018 (WashingtonPost.com)

Former vice president Joe Biden, who was scrutinized for his handling of sexual harassment allegations made in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s 1991 Senate confirmation hearings, said Monday night that any woman’s public claims of assault should be presumed to be true.

Asked for his thoughts on the allegations of sexual assault made Sunday against federal judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Biden said the episode “brings back all of the complicated issues that were there” nearly three decades ago.

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