Joe Biden’s potential run for the presidency in 2020 isn’t going exactly as planned, thanks to a number of harassment allegations from the VP’s past, but is this just another case of the democratic party’s Civil War heating up?
The count today stands at four. Four women who have claimed that the former Vice President made them feel uncomfortable through inappropriate touching, hair-smelling, and “nose kisses”.
Biden, for his part, has denied that he did anything wrong, claiming that he is sorry if he accidentally offended anyone. This is despite the myriad of YouTube videos that detail the creepy behavior, shared for years among political observers.
Now, as the 2020 race begins to heat up, and just before it seemed inevitable that Biden would announce his candidacy, rumors are swirling that at least some of these women may have been coaxed, prompted, or supported by rival democrats.
Members of Joe Biden’s inner circle are becoming increasingly convinced the Bernie Sanders’ campaign is behind at least one of the explosive accusations of physical misconduct recently leveled against the former vice president — and, in the words of one prominent backer, Biden is now “ready to kill Bernie.”
The Sanders campaign has vehemently denied these allegations, despite the outcry and anger of Biden’s camp.
But Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir strongly denied any suggestion that the senator’s team or its allies were behind the Flores story, and directed Fox News to an earlier statement on the matter.
“Neither the Bernie Sanders campaign, nor anyone involved in it, planted, planned, persuaded, cajoled or otherwise urged Lucy Flores or anyone else to tell their story. Full stop, period, end of sentence. I don’t want to hear it. We didn’t play a role,” Shakir said.
Shakir went on to deflect the argument, attempting to shame those who would insinuate that Flores had a political agenda.
Become an insider!
Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.