“Well, I think they should vote their heart,” Biden responded. “If they believe Tara Reade, they probably shouldn’t vote for me. I wouldn’t vote for me if I believed Tara Reade. Look at Tara Reade’s story. It changes considerably.”

“I promise you, it never happened,” Biden said. “Follow the storyline and determine whether there is any truth to it, and there is no truth to it. I promise you.”

“She should be taken seriously,” Biden said. “She should come forward, share her story, she should be taken seriously and it should be thoroughly vetted. And in every case, what matters is the truth. Truth is what matters. And the truth of the case is nothing like this ever, ever happened. She has a right to be heard but then should be vetted and the truth ultimately matters. And I give you my word, it never ever happened.”