Just hours after a former democratic candidate in Nevada accused former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate sexual behavior during a campaign event in 2014, the 76-year-old potential 2020 presidential candidate issued a Sunday strongly denying misdemeanor – but promising to " listen respectfully to any accusation of wrongdoing.
Nevada Lieutenant Governor candidate Lucy Flores claimed in an article Friday that Biden "plant [ed] a big slow kiss on the back of my head." In a brief statement, a Biden spokesman denied that the Vice President or his staff had been aware that Flores was uncomfortable.
"In my many years on the campaign track and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, cuddles, expressions of love, support and comfort," Biden said in his own statement Sunday. "And not once ̵
Biden added: "I cannot remember these moments in the same way and I can be surprised at what I hear. But we have come to an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men must be aware. And I will.
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"I will also remain the strongest advocate I can be for women's rights," he continued "I will struggle to build on the work I have done in my career to end violence against women and to ensure that women are treated with the equality they deserve. I will continue to surround myself with trusted women counselors who challenge me to see different perspectives than myself. And I will continue to talk about these very important issues where there is much more progress to be made and decisive battles to be executed and won. "
But the episode has led to a flood of images showing Biden with various women on campaign adventure and other management features focusing on social media.
A Vox.com piece released Friday entitled" Lucy Flores is not alone. Joe Biden has a long history of touching women inappropriately "cataloging several alleged episodes of misdemeanors by the former Vice President, claiming that" the media gave Biden a passport for years. It won't be by 2020. "" Biden has been captured on camera and embraces a female journalist from behind and grabs her over her waist just below her bust, "wrote Laura McGann in the article." At a celebration in Defense Minister Ash Carter put Biden's hands on Carter's wife, Stephanie Carter, and leaned and whispered into her ear. (He whispered to many women's ears.) He also touched the women's faces and threw in other photo-ops. He held a senator at the top of the senator's preteen daughter, leaned down and whispered into her ear as she became visibly uncomfortable. Then he kissed the side of the forehead, a gesture that made the girl good. "
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Speaking to" Fox News Sunday "told White House advisor Kellyanne Conway hosted Chris Wallace:" First of all, this woman, Lucy, is very daring to to come forward and I want to remind the audience that she shares Joe Bitten's political party. He was there to help Nevada's democratic party and her candidacy, so it is quite brave for her to go up against the highest alive of his own political party. "
Conway continued: If someone just writes into" Creepy Uncle Joe Videos ", you come up with a treasure chest of far more proven information and videos than we saw when Brett Kavanaugh's nomination tried to be tracked … and His family is being destroyed by people who had no evidence of what had happened 34 years earlier, I think Joe Biden has a big problem here because he calls it love and handshake – his party calls it all in the meantime. "
Meanwhile, several other democratic 2020 presidential hopes – including Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand – have also defended their self-conscious commitment to the ideas of the # MeToo movement against a number of allegations they have recently misunderstood sexual abuse claims against their subordinates.
When the three prominent senators each tried to draw a sharp contrast with President Trump, who has confronted his own offenses, has highlighted the vulnerabilities that could become major commitments not only in a heated democratic party primarily but also in the election election.
Fox News & # 39; Elizabeth Zwirz and Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.