Joe Biden Says He Did Not Act Inappropriately with Lucy Flores
As we previously reported, former Nevada state assemblywoman Lucy Flores spoke out and shared that former Vice President Joe Biden once acted inappropriately towards her.
Flores said Biden came out to support her at a campaign rally for her bid for lieutenant governor in Nevada back in 2014. She said after she wrapped up her speech, Biden came up to her from behind, put his hands on her shoulders, inhaled her hair and kissed her on the back of her head.
Joe Biden is now speaking out and denying he ever acted in such a way.
“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort,” Biden said. “And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention. I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear.”
“But we have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention,” he said. “And I will. I will also remain the strongest advocate I can be for the rights of women. I will fight to build on the work I’ve done in my career to end violence against women and ensure women are treated with the equality they deserve. I will continue to surround myself with trusted women advisers who challenge me to see different perspectives than my own. And I will continue to speak out on these vitally-important issues where there is much more progress to be made and crucial fights that must be waged and won.”
In response to the new statement from Biden himself, Flores said she was “glad that he’s willing to listen” and “glad that he is clarifying his intentions.”
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