Surprise, surprise. Hillary Clinton has officially graced Joe Biden with her endorsement.
During a virtual event, ironically focused on the impact coronavirus has had on women, Clinton stated how “thrilled” she was to join the Biden campaign.
How about holding a virtual event on the impact Joe Biden has had on women? Or Bill Clinton?
While further evidence surfaces that corroborates the story of Tara Reade, the former Senate aide who has accused Joe Biden of sexual assault, Clinton has remained silent on the matter.
Take a look at the report from Newsweek on Clinton’s endorsement:
Hillary Clinton endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign Tuesday during a virtual town hall, touting his ability to do something she unsuccessfully tried to do in 2016 – defeating Donald Trump.
The former 2016 Democratic Party candidate, who won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College four years ago, offered her official endorsement to take on the president’s 2020 re-election campaign in November. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who last month suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden’s party nomination, did the same for Clinton during their 2016 primary battle.
On Tuesday, Clinton reiterated how the impact of another Trump term in the White House would be devastating for the economy, women and a range of other issues as she endorsed Biden for president. She discussed how the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have “hit some much harder than others,” citing that 80 percent of all health care workers in America are women and that one-in-three jobs held by women across the country have been classified as “essential.”
“I am thrilled to be part of your campaign — to not only endorse you but to help highlight a lot of the issues that are at stake in this presidential election,” Clinton told Biden during a virtual town hall event Tuesday afternoon highlighting the “Impact of COVID-19 on women.”
Biden graciously accepted the official endorsement from Clinton, who he described as “my friend” and “the woman who should be president of the United State right now.”
Contrast Clinton’s silence on the Biden accusations to her statement back in 2015 when she was running against Donald Trump for president:
Of course, it's not surprising that Hillary has been dismissive of Reade's allegation against Biden. She vigorously fought against the women who came out against her husband back in the 90s.
Twitter was quick to point out the humor in Hillary's endorsement of Biden:
Meanwhile, Tara Reade came out and admonished Clinton for her endorsement of Biden. Reade even admitted that she voted for Clinton in both the primaries and the 2016 election.
Even though Hillary touts the importance of believing all women, it's doubtful she'll give a shred of acknowledgment to Reade's claims.
Fox News has more details on Reade's attack against Clinton:
Tara Reade slammed Hillary Clinton for offering her endorsement to former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday after the former Senate staffer came forward last month with an allegation of sexual assault against the presumptive Democratic nominee.
"I voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. I voted for her in the primary. I'm a lifelong Democrat. But yet, what I see now is someone enabling a sexual predator and it was my former boss, Joe Biden, who raped me," Reade told Fox News. "Hillary Clinton has a history of enabling powerful men to cover up their sexual predatory behaviors and their inappropriate sexual misconduct. We don't need that for this country. We don't need that for our new generation coming up that wants institutional rape culture to change."
She added: "I will not be smeared, dismissed or ignored. I stand in truth and I will keep speaking out."
Biden's campaign has categorically denied Reade's accusations.
Clinton -- who was the Democratic nominee in the 2016 presidential election, later losing to now-President Trump -- joined Biden in a virtual women's town hall on Tuesday, where she officially threw her support behind the former vice president.
"Joe Biden has been preparing for this moment his entire life," Clinton said. "And for me, this is a moment that we need a leader, a president like Joe Biden."
The former Secretary of State teased her endorsement on social media before the campaign appearance.
"A little hint about who the surprise guest will be for @JoeBiden's 3pm ET town hall today: (She's excited.)," Clinton wrote, sharing an image of her with Biden and former President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
The allegations against Biden were not addressed at the virtual women's town hall.
While the Biden campaign has strongly denied Reade's claims, Biden himself has not addressed the controversy despite the roughly dozen TV interviews he has done since his accuser came forward in March.
Watch Hillary's cringeworthy endorsement of Biden here: