Ilhan Omar says believes Joe Biden's accuser, will vote for him anyway


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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-Minn.), speaks at a rally in Springfield, Mass, on Feb. 29, 2020.
AP / Susan Walsh 2020 ©U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, (D-Minn.), speaks at a rally in Springfield, Mass, on Feb. 29, 2020.

Omar says 'believing survivors is consistent with my values,' wouldn't nominate Biden if it was up to her

Ilhan Omar, a US Democratic Representative for Minnesota, said Monday she believed the woman who accused Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden of sexual misconduct.

On May 6, Omar did an interview with the Sunday Times, where she said she believed Tara Reade, who recently charged Biden with sexual assault back when she was a staffer at his office in the 1990s.

In Monday's tweet, Ilhan Omar said that "believing survivors is consistent with my values," but asserted that "quotes aren’t always in context" -- something the newspaper denied, according to UK's Independent.

In the original interview, the Minnesota Rep. said there was "a lot of unsavory stuff" about Reade's case and stated that if naming the Democratic nominee was up to her, it would not be Biden.

In her tweets, however, she said she was still willing to vote for Biden in this year's election -- "the most important election cycle of our lifetimes." ...

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With all of his former opponents in the race for the Democratic nomination, as well as key Democrat leaders, lined up behind him, Biden is now the presumptive challenger to President Donald Trump in November's vote.

As the election day nears, Senate Republicans are pushing forth with the probe into Biden's family's activities in Ukraine, subpoenaing a company that allegedly sought to leverage Biden's son, Hunter's, seat at the board of a major Ukrainian gas holding in its lobbying efforts.

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