Former Nevada Dem Accuses Biden of Kissing Her Without Her Consent

“Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?”

A former Democrat politician described a non-consensual encounter with former Vice President Joe Biden that she claims occurred at a campaign rally in 2014.

The details of the alleged incident were published Friday in The Cut.

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39-year-old Lucy Flores, a former Nevada assemblywoman, said that Biden put both of his hands on her shoulders from behind, leaned in to inhale her hair and planted “a big slow kiss” on the back of her head.

“I was mortified,” Flores said. “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?'”

Flores, who was slated to speak before the rally crowd as part of her campaign for lieutenant governor, escaped when she was called up to the stage to speak.

“By then, as a young Latina in politics, I had gotten used to feeling like an outsider in rooms dominated by white men. But I had never experienced anything so blatantly inappropriate and unnerving before,” Flores added. “Biden was the second-most powerful man in the country and, arguably, one of the most powerful men in the world.”

The former politician went on to say that Biden made her feel “uneasy, gross, and confused.”

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“The vice-president of the United States of America had just touched me in an intimate way reserved for close friends, family, or romantic partners — and I felt powerless to do anything about it,” she said.

Flores’ revelation echoes the #MeToo movement’s push to shine a spotlight on the sexual harassment of women by powerful men. And although the former Vice President has never been accused of sexual misconduct before, her remarks reflect accusations that Biden was a bit too overfamiliar in his dealings with women.

“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,” Flores wrote.

Conservatives, in particular, have long commented on Biden’s penchant for putting his hands on women’s shoulders while he leans in from behind. They’ve even come up with an unflattering moniker that references the behavior: “Creepy Uncle Joe.”


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