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Democratic Candidates Say They Have No Reason to Doubt Biden’s Accuser

from The Wall Street Journal,

Hopefuls say allegation shouldn’t prevent the former vice president from entering the 2020 race.

Democratic presidential candidates said Sunday they believed the account of a woman who has accused Joe Biden of inappropriately kissing her at a 2014 political event, but the 2020 hopefuls didn’t say the allegation should prevent the former vice president from joining the race. “I think that’s a decision for the vice president to make. I’m not sure that one incident alone disqualifies anybody, but her point is absolutely right,” Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said on CBS. “This is an issue not just the Democrats or Republicans, the entire country has got to take seriously. It is not acceptable that when a woman goes to work or is in any kind of environment that she feels anything less than comfortable and safe.”

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