Joe Biden Is Being Accused Of An Inappropriate Kiss
Say it ain’t so, Joe….
Former Nevada state assemblywoman Lucy Flores has accused Joe Biden of some unwanted touching in an article she wrote, titled, “An Awkward Kiss Changed How I Saw Joe Biden.” The piece gained a lot of traction after being published by New York Magazine‘s The Cut on Friday.
This uncomfortable incident allegedly occurred at a campaign event back in 2014, when Flores was running for lieutenant governor. The politician says that Biden was there “to speak to my leadership and my potential to be second-in-command — an important role he knew firsthand.” But, according to Flores, Biden crossed some serious lines when he came up from behind her, smelled her hair, and then kissed the back of her head.
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 fuck? 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.
As for Biden’s response, his team released a statement saying that he has no recollection of a time when this incident would have happened.
“Vice President Biden was pleased to support Lucy Flores’s candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in 2014 and to speak on her behalf at a well-attended public event,” Bill Russo–a spokesman for Biden–said in a statement via The Hill. Russo continued, “Neither then, nor in the years since, did he or the staff with him at the time have an inkling that Ms. Flores had been at any time uncomfortable, nor do they recall what she describes…But Vice President Biden believes that Ms. Flores has every right to share her own recollection and reflections, and that it is a change for better in our society that she has the opportunity to do so. He respects Ms. Flores as a strong and independent voice in our politics and wishes her only the best.”