Joe Biden, Former Vice President And Probable Front-runner Of 2020 Presidential Election Accused Of Misdemeanor By Two Women
Former Vice President Joe Biden Accused Of Inappropriate Behavior By Two Women
- Joe Biden, former vice president and probable front runner of 2020 presidential election has been accused of inappropriate behavior.
- Two women including former Nevada Democratic Assemblywoman, Lucy Flores accused him of inappropriate behavior.
- Biden, on the other hand, denied the accusations and said he doesn't remember such incidents described the two women.
- Other Democrats have demanded Biden to address the allegations.
Joe Biden, former American vice president and probable front runner of 2020 presidential election has been accused of inappropriate behavior by two women.
The 77-year-old Democrat, who served as VP to Barack Obama was accused first by Lucy Flores, a former Nevada Democratic Assemblywoman and candidate for lieutenant governor.
Flores wrote in the New York magazine about her "awkward" experience with Biden while then VP campaigned for her in 2014. She claimed Biden grabbed her from behind, sniffed her hair and kissed her on her head before the campaign event. Flores wrote,
I'm not suggesting that Biden broke any laws but the transgressions that society deems minor (or doesn't even see as transgressions) often feel considerable to the person on the receiving end. That imbalance of power and attention is the whole point-and the whole problem.
The accusation came right before Biden is widely expected to launch a 2020 Whitehouse bid. National Pub wrote Biden has been frequently been captured engaging in close physical contact with women without their consent throughout the years. It further reported most of such instances were dismissed as simply "Joe being Joe"
Later on Friday, 29th March, a spokesman for Biden told the former vice president didn't recall the moment she described.
Meanwhile, a second woman came forward accusing Biden of inappropriate touching. The second accuser, identified as Amy Lappos said Mr. Biden touched her face with both of his hands and rubbed his noses with her around a decade ago.
Ms. Lappos, 43, claimed the former Delaware Senator touched her awkwardly at a fundraiser in Hartford, Connecticut in 2009.
The former aide to a Democratic congressman recalls the moment to Hartford Courant, Biden entered the kitchen to thank a group of aides, before wrapping both hands around Ms. Lappos' face and pulling her close to him and rub his noses with her.
A spokesman for Mr. Biden released a statement responding to the second allegation to Biden which said,
In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once - never - did I believe I acted inappropriately.
The statement further continued,
But we have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will
At the meantime, a number of candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have spoken for Ms. Flores. Senator Elizabeth Warren said Mr. Biden needs to answer where Senator Amy Klobuchar said people raise questions in politics and the politicians have to address them.