Gov. Whitmer on Tara Reade: ‘I Believe Joe’ and ‘I Will Continue to Enthusiastically Support’ Him
WHITMER: "Well, I take this very seriously, You know, as a survivor myself, I want to know that women are able to come forward and to tell their stories we listen to them. For a long time women were dismissed and now we’re being listened to and I think that is really important. As a lawyer, I recognize that it is important that we vet and understand and ask questions and determine credibility of all parties in any type of an allegation. In looking at this, I think that the inconsistencies that I have seen gives me, you know, the judgment that I believe Joe, and I -- I think that it’s important to note that the vast majority of women who come forward, statistics show that they are telling the story that is -- that is true. In this instance, I do believe Joe Biden. And everyone needs to make that judgment, weigh the facts and make the determination for themselves. But the Joe Biden that I know is inconsistent with what we have seen and what we have heard around this particular allegation, and I think for a lot of the same reasons that -- that Meghan herself has cited in terms of her tweets, I think that it’s the reason that I’m comfortable, and I will continue to enthusiastically support Joe."