The chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) dismissed calls for his committee to head an investigation into the sexual assault allegation against his partys presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden.
“Theres been so many investigations” of Biden, Tom Perez said on Sunday.
“The most comprehensive investigation of the vice president was when he was vetted by Barack Obama in 2008.”
Biden was vice president during the Obama administration.
“Barack Obama trusted Joe Biden. I trust Joe Biden. And those investigations have been done,” Perez said.
Staffers who helped vet or were in touch with the vetting team during the 2008 campaign said Biden was fully vetted and no indication of sexual assault arose.
Perez also argued against conducting a search for Tara Reade, the name of the woman who filed a complaint against Biden, inside of Bidens Senate records.
The University of Delaware is refusing to unseal the records and Biden said he wouldnt call for a narrow search for Reades name.
Perez took Bidens position on the matter, claiming the documents dont include personnel records.
“This is like the Hillary e-mails, because there was nothing there,” he said.
After calls for the DNC to establish a panel to look through the records increased in recent days, the committees spokeswoman called the suggestion “absurd.”
“Regardless of whether its the job of DNC to do this kind of thing, its already been done,” she said in a statement sent to news outlets.
“Joe Biden has been clear in responding to this allegation, he went through a thorough vetting process to be Obamas Vice President in 2008 (which is a vetting process like no other) and lawyers and the press found nothing, and he has asked for transparency by requesting that all relevant documents be released if they exist.”
Reade says Biden assaulted her at the U.S. Capitol in 1993 while she was a staffer at his Senate office. He denied the charge last week.
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