OK, we’ve done like four posts already on this Joe Biden hair-sniffing thing, but in case you missed it, Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores — a very active Bernie Sanders supporter — published a piece in The Cut accusing Biden of sniffing her hair and kissing her on the back of the neck, making her very uncomfortable.
Was this some oppo research designed to boost Sanders’ chances against Biden, who’s just ahead of him in most Democratic polls? Or is Elizabeth Warren just taking advantage and cementing her “Believe Women” credentials at the same time?
First real shots fired of campaign. Warren says she believes Lucy Flores who accused Biden of inappropriate behavior.
“I read the op-ed last night. I believe Lucy Flores and Joe Biden needs to give an answer.”
Asked if he should run, Warren: “That’s for Joe Biden to decide.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 30, 2019
Joe Biden did give an answer; he says he doesn’t recall the incident but he encourages Flores to share her story, ’cause he’s all woke now.
Shockingly (not), Warren deciding to weigh in on the great hair-sniffing controversy didn’t really win her a lot of votes from Democrats.
It's starting. Fighting within.
— Karin Charmley. True Blue#ImpeachTrump (@TazKHC) March 30, 2019
We knew it was coming, and we’re here for it.
She’s ruthless and the ultimate politician…and that’s not a compliment.
— MarylandBirdie (@MarylandBirdie) March 30, 2019
Here we go 🚨
— richard 🌴 (@howe2cher) March 30, 2019
Elizabeth Warren is not an option for me.
— Judie Bessette (@judie_bessette) March 30, 2019
She just helped me cull my list.
— Brite Bart (@BartBrite) March 30, 2019
Just one more reason why I can’t stomach Elizabeth Warren.
— LMS (@LMS68_44) March 30, 2019
I dont care for this kind of sass. Let candidates deal with their own issues. And let’s not be so high and mighty that we act as though we never make mistakes.
— Jan McGlashen Brown (@DocJaniceL) March 30, 2019
This is why she is a no for me
— Lula Black 💋 (@Badgetten2) March 30, 2019
— #HowieSzn#NewNormal#GoldStandard🦅🦅🦅 (@RosaChanda) March 30, 2019
She has no chance of getting the nomination, why is she knocking other potential candidates down?
— petchan (@petchan01) March 30, 2019
Not really breaking out the peace pipe.
— Dale Doback (@ThreeGreen21) March 30, 2019
He gave an answer. Liz took forever to discuss why she used her minuscule First Nation ancestry as a way to advance her minority status. She must be scared of his imminent run. Sit this one out Liz. pic.twitter.com/ZhMRMdCs0N
— Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas (@MOVEprofPHD) March 30, 2019
Warren has no chance….next
— DoctorHenry (@NYChrisW66) March 30, 2019
Let them eat their own alive. They are in a competition after all.
— 0b1/0b10000000000 (@WWG1WGA68665088) March 30, 2019
Warren just lost any consideration of her run for president by me. This accusation is ridiculous. Soon a man and a woman bumping into each other in a hallway will result in a lawsuit of sexual harassment by both parties. Absolutely ridiculous!
— Donewithu (@diabetesofmd) March 30, 2019
I can’t see this helping her. She is pretty far under water as it is.
— Brigette O'Toole (@BrigetteToole) March 30, 2019
Bad look for Warren. Terrible.
— Edward Harris (@edwardharris251) March 30, 2019
@ewarren Sorry to say this Liz, but you're dead to me.
— Glass Goddess (@JoannaVitale7) March 30, 2019
Warren is a disaster.
— marc diamondufung (@yellowstripesok) March 30, 2019
Maybe he should take a DNA test to decide, right Elizabeth?
— Olsh (@Mike_Olshin) March 30, 2019
I guess she wants us to forget the DNA test.
— CharlieP (@chpalmer2) March 30, 2019
No country for old white men. Good riddance.
— john (@john94911715) March 30, 2019
She is lame
— William (@Will_accountant) March 30, 2019
Who the hell is Lucy Flores?
Why is this suddenly news?
Where was this accusation the whole time he was VP?
Are you people all stupid?
— Justin Friedland (@jmfriedland) March 30, 2019
Quit playing ito the republicans’ hands @ewarren. They love when Dems are at each other. Quit this nonsense.
— JuliaCitylaw2001 (@JuliaCitylaw) March 30, 2019
Elizabeth Warren, shut the fuck up.
— Danae J Ward (@danaeward) March 30, 2019
No, it’s important for all Democratic candidates to weigh in on this important controversy.
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Julian Castro, who is running for president, also believes women:
Julian Castro tells reporters in Iowa, per below oped, “I believe Lucy Flores, I believe that the Vice President put a statement out today on that. We need to live in a nation where people can hear her truth.”
— per @JasJWright https://t.co/wEpafVeReN
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 30, 2019
2/ Asked by reporters if this disqualifies Biden from running in 2020, Castro said Biden “is going to decide if he runs or not and then the American people, if he does, will decide whether they support him or not.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 30, 2019
the second and third tiers are trying so hard to scare off Biden https://t.co/PqXp8SSndT
— Just Karl (@justkarl) March 30, 2019
Shouldn't the story on the Dem woman nuking Joe Biden for 'smelling my hair' mention her work with Bernie Sanders? https://t.co/MwMj7EMXql
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 29, 2019