Biden Accuser Tara Reade: My Two Choices in US Were to Walk Into Cage or be Killed
Tara Reade is not the only American truth-seeker who has come to Russia in order to evade political persecution from the US authorities. Earlier, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden found refuge in the Russian Federation after revealing a US global spying program which targeted American citizens in sharp violation of the US Constitution. In September 2022, Vladimir Putin signed a decree granting Russian citizenship to Edward. He is now a full-fledged citizen of Russia.
"We need systemic change. So participate in that process and try to take command of your democracy if you want a democracy, because right now it's in disarray," Reade said, addressing her fellow Americans. "And that's the problem. And as far as like going to another safe haven, I mean, there are many Americans here, and I don't want to out a bunch of Americans, but there are people here that are coming to Russia - much like back in the day when Soviet Union people defected over to the US - now you have the opposite. Now you have US and European citizens looking for safe haven here. And luckily, the Kremlin is accommodating. So we're lucky."
"I've examined that," Reade said. "I really think it's greed. It's one word. It's greed. It's like they can never have enough power and money. And if you notice that many of our members of Congress are multimillionaires and they went in with nothing. And how did that happen? Because their salaries were only $100,000 a year. You look at Nancy Pelosi, you look at Mitch McConnell, you look at Joe Biden and you look at [Barack] Obama, even they're multimillionaires. And they were supposed to be public servants. They were supposed to be helping the people. And in America, our Constitution was all about the representatives going doing public service and then going back to their farms or their businesses. But it wasn't meant to be a lifelong endeavor where they rake in millions of dollars."