"It's sad statement about our own culture that we are having to choose between two men that have allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment and a history of misogyny", Reade said. She said she later filed a complaint to the Senate about the treatment she received but not the alleged assault itself.
"I have to support her just because that's what happened". She said: "I would like to hold you accountable for what happened to me, to how your staff protected you and enabled you, bullied me multiple times into silence".
The former first lady and Democratic Party presidential nominee shied away from wide attacks on Trump in the first two years of his presidency but has often criticized his performance in recent months.
Although Biden's campaign has denied Reade's allegation, he has not personally addressed it.
The endorsement, while no surprise, marks the latest in a series of high-profile Democrats lining up behind Mr Biden ahead of what is expected to be a tight election match between their party and Republican President Donald Trump.
LaCosse said she chose to come forward, because she believed Reade's allegation.
"For me everything shattered at that moment", Reade said.
Reade told the right-leaning Washington Examiner that she had filed the report to show she was serious and establish a paper trail. While Trump has faced allegations of sexual assault that are more severe and numerous, Reade said she felt either was a similarly bad option.
Sanchez said she could not remember whether Reade had named Biden or detailed the alleged incident. LaCasse said that when they were neighbours in 1995 or 1996, Reade told her "about the senator that she had worked for and he put his hand up her skirt".
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She alleges that in 1993 he sexually assaulted her by penetrating her with his fingers without her consent in the hallway of a Capitol Hill office building after she brought him a gym bag.
"I want to add my voice to the many who have endorsed you to be our president", she said.
Last week, the Intercept published the transcript of a 1993 call to Larry King's CNN talkshow featuring a woman from California inquiring vaguely about what her daughter could do about the "problems" she encountered while working in the office of a "prominent senator".
Reade's brother, Collin Moulton, also told The Post that she had told him in 1993 that Biden had touched her neck and shoulders.
Last spring, as Mr Biden was preparing to run for president, about a half-dozen women came forward with stories of unwanted touching or displays of affection.
"Had there been anything, I would have heard about it", she said. "This absolutely did not happen". He should, even though at this point, there's no way to prove its truth or falsity, just like accusations of sexual misconduct made against others, such as Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "I normally share thoughts, but tonight it's emotion". "I know the vice-president as a major leader on domestic abuse, I worked with him on that".
"It's a matter that he has to deal with, but I am impressed by the people who worked for him at the time who said they never heard one iota of information about this", Pelosi said.
She went on to say that the upcoming election is "one of the most important ones we've ever had" and praised Biden for his values, integrity, imagination and understanding of kitchen table issues. "And so it's hard to give you greater insight than that - not knowing more about the situation".