Looks like former Vice President Joe Biden’s past may finally be catching up to him.
From Red State:
Lucy Flores, a former Nevada Assemblywoman and 2014 Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriately touching her in 2014.
In a riveting piece published today at The Cut, Flores detailed what she says happened to her during a campaign rally just a few days before the election in 2014:
I found my way to the holding room for the speakers, where everyone was chatting, taking photos, and getting ready to speak to the hundreds of voters in the audience. Just before the speeches, we were ushered to the side of the stage where we were lined up by order of introduction. As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?”
I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual f*ck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?” He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. There is a Spanish saying, “tragame tierra,” it means, “earth, swallow me whole.” I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me. My name was called and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience.
And even Vox is now pointing it out noting that Lucy Flores is not the only person touched in this manner, but that Democrats and media have just generally dismissed this as “Joe being Joe.”
Flores says that’s one of the reasons she’s coming forward:
Time passed and pictures started to surface of Vice-President Biden getting uncomfortably close with women and young girls. Biden nuzzling the neck of the Defense secretary’s wife; Biden kissing a senator’s wife on the lips; Biden whispering in women’s ears; Biden snuggling female constituents. I saw obvious discomfort in the women’s faces, and Biden, I’m sure, never thought twice about how it made them feel. I knew I couldn’t say anything publicly about what those pictures surfaced for me; my anger and my resentment grew.
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Had I never seen those pictures, I may have been able to give Biden the benefit of the doubt. Had there not been multiple articles written over the years about the exact same thing — calling his creepy behavior an “open secret” — perhaps it would feel less offensive.
There are literally dozens of pictures and videos of the actions Flores describes. Here’s a picture of Biden with Ash Carter’s wife.
The thing about Biden is it's not even an "open secret" that he got inappropriately close to women.
It was just…open. I mean, we saw it happen. Live.
How did people not think there were going to be these stories coming out? pic.twitter.com/pnY6f4UdI3
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) March 29, 2019
Yes, things may be coming out now because Biden is considering running for president.
But it’s something, as Vox notes, that media has been aware of, either minimized or just chose not to address.
Is Vox right that people will finally call this into the light and address it? Or will they feel Biden is their best hope to defeat President Donald Trump?
That remains to be seen.