CNN's Alisyn Camerota pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tara Reade's allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden. Reade accuses Biden of an incident of sexual assault in 1993.
"Well, I have great sympathy for any women who bring forth an allegation," Pelosi said. "’m a big strong supporter of the #MeToo movement. I think it has been a great… made a great contribution to our country."
"I do support Joe Biden. I’m satisfied with how he has responded. I know him, I was proud to endorse him on Monday, very proud to endorse him, and so I’m satisfied with that," she said.
"To be clear, he hasn’t addressed it," the CNN host noted. "His campaign has addressed it, but he has not directly addressed it. Should he directly publicly address it?"
"You know, it’s a matter that he has to deal with," Pelosi replied. "But I am impressed with the people who worked for him at the time saying they’d absolutely never heard one iota of information about this. Nobody ever brought forth a claim or had anybody else tell them about such a claim."
"He’s the personification of hope and optimism for our country, and I was proud to endorse him. America needs a person like Joe Biden with his, again, his integrity and his vision for the future."