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?

Speaking on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” reporter Judith Miller suggested the latter, making note that it took Flores five years to come forward.

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.

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.

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?)

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?


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