At least three women have come forward claiming that former vice president and certain 2020 candidate Joe Biden did something to make them feel uncomfortable.
The dam broke when Lucy Flores, writing in The Cut, accused Biden of smelling her hair and giving her an unwanted kiss on the back of the neck during a campaign stop in Nevada in 2014. What she didn’t mention is that she’s on the board of Our Revolution, a 501(c)(4) that bills itself as “The next step for Bernie Sanders’ movement.”
So did she come forward now, as she said, because “it took a while before I found the words and the support that made me feel like this was finally a story I could tell,” or is she trying to torpedo Biden, who’s running neck-and-neck with Sanders in the polls?
— Judith Miller (@JMfreespeech) April 2, 2019
Speaking on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” reporter Judith Miller suggested the latter, making note that it took Flores five years to come forward.
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) April 2, 2019
Um, we were told that it’s imperative not only to believe women and support them but to let them tell their stories in their own time. We can think of at least one recent high-profile example.
Mrs. Ford waited 35 years. That didn’t seem to matter.
— Mark (@markbuc47) April 2, 2019
They waited 30 years to lie about Brett and she's suprised about this? pic.twitter.com/d6q7VEswJI
— Simon Phoenix (@Ph0enixSimon) April 2, 2019
Where are you, feminists? You should be outraged that the victim of Biden’s unwanted physical attention is being told she should have come forward sooner if she wanted to be taken seriously.
WHY do we need women to step up and say @JoeBiden touched and fondled them? There are 100s of videos that have been creeping us out for YEARS.
— Ralph Hay (@ralphhay3) April 2, 2019
The Centrist Dems and the Left Wing Radicals don't even belong in the same party anymore, and the Centrist's last great white hope needs to be defended by treating hair sniffing, nose-rubbing, grabbing and smooching with nonchalance. Without Joe; Dems are a Socialist Party!
— American Cynic (@chl_1959) April 2, 2019
It’s a real stretch when attempting to defend VP Biden’s habits of smelling women’s hair & whispering in their ear. There will be more accusations before weeks end & probably more than ever expected after Biden declares his intentions to run. He will not survive his attackers.
— Charles Robin Lee (@CharlesRobinLe2) April 2, 2019
But Sen. Joe Manchin actually sniffed a reporter’s hair and kissed her on the back of the neck to prove that it’s no big deal. (Wait, he didn’t sniff her hair? He just lightly grabbed her by the shoulder? That’s not the same, is it?)
What would you do if Biden rubbed noses with you?
— MamaJ (@swimmomjj) April 2, 2019
That’s just his “affectionate, physical style with women.” But does Miller have a point? Did Flores time her story to coincide with Biden’s entry into the race?
Well she’s not wrong 😑
— Andrew Snell 🎩 (@AndrewSnell2019) April 2, 2019
Trying to revive an already failed candidate
— 🎻 (@yasinkhan) April 2, 2019
‘Oh my God’! Sens. Manchin & Feinstein showed why Joe Biden’s touchy-feely style isn’t inappropriate https://t.co/9ble1hHcFv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 2, 2019