QUERETARO, Mexico

Reports are circulating that a former staffer of Joe Biden is accusing the Democratic presidential candidate of sexual assault in the 1990s.

Former Senate staffer Tara Reade had previously accused the candidate of unwanted physical touching but recently filed a report saying Biden sexually assaulted her.

“Please Republicans do not use my assault for political gain. Help me pressure [media outlets] to question Joe Biden,” Reade tweeted a day before the Associated Press released a report about the alleged sexual assault.

Reade was one of eight women who came forward last year and accused the presidential hopeful of

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