Surprised? I’m sure as heck not.
Former Democratic candidate Lucy Flores is stepping forward and accusing former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriately touching her and kissing her on the back of the head. She said the incident occurred right before a rally in Las Vegas in 2014.
“I found my way to the holding room for the speakers, where everyone was chatting, taking photos, and getting ready to speak to the hundreds of voters in the audience. Just before the speeches, we were ushered to the side of the stage where we were lined up by order of introduction. As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders,” she wrote. “I froze. ‘Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?’”
“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 f*ck? 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,” she continued.
She said her brain “couldn’t process what was happening.”
“I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything,” she continued. “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.”
A spokesman for Biden has responded. He says Biden doesn’t recall the incident.
“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,” Biden spokesman Bill Russo said in a statement. “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.”
He added that Biden “believes Ms. Flores has every right to share her own recollection and reflections, and that it’s a change for the better in our society that she has the opportunity to do so.”
That’s such bull. If you didn’t do it, you shouldn’t be OK with someone spreading lies about you. So either you did it, or you didn’t do it.
“No. I don’t recall giving her an unwanted kiss but also she’s totally entitled to make that allegation. I respect a woman’s decision to make up stories about me.” – Biden, basically.
If a woman made this allegation against a politician with an “R” next to their name, it’d be all over the news. Interestingly enough, CNN and MSNBC couldn’t be bothered to cover the story when it broke Friday night.
In the five hours of programming that aired since Flores’s op-ed was published, the liberal cable outlets failed to allot any time to report the Biden news. Dominating the coverage was Attorney General Bill Barr’s new letter to Congress, informing them that the release of the Mueller Report could come mid-April. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes hosted a town hall-styled special with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, to discuss the Green New Deal.
Both CNN and NBC News did publish articles on their website late Friday night.
Meanwhile, Fox News Channel offered coverage of Flores’s claims during “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” “The Ingraham Angle,” and “Fox News @ Night w/ Shannon Bream.”
Isn’t that interesting? Who’s shocked?