on Friday told Lucy Flores for a meeting with Joe Biden in 2014, when she kampanjade for the Democrats for the post of lieutenant governor of Nevada. Biden must have come up behind her, put his hands on her shoulders and then gave her a slow kiss on the head.
”My brain couldn't process what happened. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused,” she writes in an article in New York Magazine's ”The Cut”.
the description from another woman. Amy Lappos, former members of staff to a congressman in Connecticut, tells the local newspaper, the Hartford Courant on the inappropriate touch from Biden at a charity event in 2009.
" It was not sexual, but he took a grip on my head. He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub his nose against mine, " she says to the newspaper.
to refer To this type of behavior as friendliness, or ”grandfather-ly” is a part of the problem, " she says in a statement to the New York Times. ”Oinbjuden affection is not okay. Objectification of women is not okay,” she says.
the criticism from the Amy Lappos, released Joe Biden issued a statement to address the accusations from Lucy Flores.
”In my many years of campaigning and in my public life I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once – never – have I thought that I acted inappropriate. If someone says that I did it, I will respectfully listen. But it was never my intention,” he writes.
Joe Biden is one of the förhandsfavoriterna to become the Democratic candidate for the presidential election next year, and the lead in several opinion polls. He has not yet announced that he sets up as a candidate, but is expected to do so shortly.
in the process commented on the allegations over the weekend, including Bernie Sanders.
"I think this demonstrates the need to fundamentally change the culture in this country and to create environments where women feel comfortable and safe," he said to CBS during Sunday.
Others have come to the Joe Bidens defense, including his former co-workers, Kendra Barkoff Lamy.
”As someone who also works with women's issues, I can unequivocally say that I never was uncomfortable with how he treated me or other women. He dedicated his career to women's rights, security and equality,” she writes on Twitter.https://twitter.com/kabarkoff/status/1112084119956217856