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Ilhan Omar: ‘Not my place to litigate’ Tara Reade’s story


Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday said it’s not her place to litigate the sexual assault allegations Tara Reade has leveled at presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden, after Ms. Omar had said earlier this month that she believed Ms. Reade.

“There’s obviously parts of what she has said that has been corroborated, parts of it that hasn’t — that is not my place to litigate her story,” Ms. Omar, Minnesota Democrat, said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I think it is important when somebody says they have been assaulted and they see themselves as survivors that we, as we have been saying, believe survivors,” she said.

SEE ALSO: Ilhan Omar believes Tara Reade — and she’s voting for Joe Biden anyway

Ms. Reade has accused the former vice president of digitally penetrating her when she worked in his Senate office in the 1990s — charges Mr. Biden has repeatedly denied.

Ms. Omar had said in an interview with the British Sunday Times published over the weekend that she does believe Ms. Reade.

On Monday, she said on Twitter that the comments were weeks old, that “quotes aren’t always in context,” and that she plans

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