As Joe Biden seemed finally ready to make his run for the presidency in 2020 official, the #MeToo movement has taken a fairly large set of clippers to his wings.
Biden has long been “running” for President, even if he wasn’t running for President. Not only has the former Vice President been out on the campaign trail, but he’s been backed up by a staff whose size and scope are undoubtedly appropriate for the task of an election.
Oh, and then there is the “slip of the tongue” that ol’ Joe used to gauge his audience’s interest.
But, as many have predicted in the past, Joe Biden will have some serious concerns to address if he is to survive in this #MeToo era.
Enter Lucy Flores, who had a harrowing experience with then-VP Biden.
Lucy Flores, 39, a former assemblywoman in Nevada, wrote in The Cut that the incident took place when she was running for lieutenant governor and she “felt two hands on my shoulders.”
Flores recounts: “I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair,” Flores writes. “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**k? 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.”
Flores was mortified, and upon further research realized that this was no isolated incident.
“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 writes.
Now, on the virtual cusp of announcing his candidacy, (for real this time), Joe Biden will have to atone for his previous behavior…behavior that was so prevalent and perverse that there are compilations of such actions to be found all over YouTube.
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