Lucy Flores, a former Nevada Assemblywoman and 2014 Democratic nominee for Lt. Governor has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriately touching her in 2014.
In a riveting piece published today at The Cut, Flores detailed what she says happened to her during a campaign rally just a few days before the election in 2014:
I found my way to the holding room for the speakers, where everyone was chatting, taking photos, and getting ready to speak to the hundreds of voters in the audience. Just before the speeches, we were ushered to the side of the stage where we were lined up by order of introduction. As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?”
I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual f*ck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?” He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. There is a Spanish saying, “tragame tierra,” it means, “earth, swallow me whole.” I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything. I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me. My name was called and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience.
Flores went on to say she had not planned on telling anyone else about the incident outside of staff members but that her anger over it steadily grew after seeing other women in similar situations with Biden:
Time passed and pictures started to surface of Vice-President Biden getting uncomfortably close with women and young girls. Biden nuzzling the neck of the Defense secretary’s wife; Biden kissing a senator’s wife on the lips; Biden whispering in women’s ears; Biden snuggling female constituents. I saw obvious discomfort in the women’s faces, and Biden, I’m sure, never thought twice about how it made them feel. I knew I couldn’t say anything publicly about what those pictures surfaced for me; my anger and my resentment grew.
Had I never seen those pictures, I may have been able to give Biden the benefit of the doubt. Had there not been multiple articles written over the years about the exact same thing — calling his creepy behavior an “open secret” — perhaps it would feel less offensive.
She said she could no longer keep her feelings of resentment and anger towards Biden bottled up after hearing all the talk about a possible presidential run.
Based on what we’ve seen of Biden’s history of inappropriate, sleazy behavior with women, I’m inclined to believe Flores. The pictures she references don’t lie.
"Matt Lauer" talks with Joe Biden during halftime. Can’t wait til the women start coming forward about this groping and inappropriately touching pervert next. #SundayNightFootball pic.twitter.com/HTmBmmnva4
— 🌹AЯI 💯ᖉ∩ƨƨ!ɐu ᗷO⊥ ❌ (@ari_russian) November 13, 2017
Let this “open secret” about Joe Biden finally come out for all of America to see so we can witness once again – just like we did during the Clinton era and beyond – of how Democrats are two-faced when it comes to holding their side accountable for this type of disgusting behavior. Bill Clinton was accused of sexual harassment, assault, and even rape but women were supposed to worship him and keep quiet because he supported abortion rights.
Let Americans, too, know how the mainstream media did such a good job of keeping this “open secret” so secret. Rumors and photos of Biden in compromising situations with what appear to be unwilling participants have circulated for years, but the behavior was swept under the rug. Even when the mainstream media has had the chance to call him out on this, like every time he has painted himself as a hero and protector of women, they haven’t. So they’re just as complicit as Democrats in keeping this secret, all the while lecturing Republicans about Trump’s supposed unfitness for office.
Remember this, too: In all the articles written over the last few months about whether or not he should run, not a single Democrat strategist who was against him running cited this issue as a factor. Their comments were among the lines of “we love him, but his time has passed.” Democrats have a history of completely ignoring problems like Joe Biden’s touchy-feely-gropey behavior because advancing The Cause™ is more important.
Now they are being hoisted by their own petard. Grab the popcorn.
—Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–