An allegation that Joe Biden inappropriately touched a Nevada state lawmaker is renewing questions about his appeal to women if he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.
The fact that Joe Biden gave a slow, deep lingering and unwanted kiss to the back of the head of Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores is not surprising to anyone familiar with the modus operandi of the former vice president. But what is surprising is that he did it to someone as old as she was. Usually, creepy ‘Uncle Joe’ mostly targets children. A quick search on YouTube will show you in no uncertain terms Biden’s preference to give children highly inappropriate touching and leering while using suggestive language. We have posted one of those videos at the end of our article here so you can see for yourself. It’s not good.
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6 (KJV)
As a survivor of unwanted sexual touching at the hands of a pedophile in a position of authority and trust, I feel obligated to speak out. Not so much for Lucy Flores, who it looks like can handle herself well, but for the children who have been groped, touched and kissed by Joe Biden. The most disgusting part is how Biden has always paraded his unnatural affection for helpless children openly.
But please, don’t take my word for it. Watch the videos of how Joe Biden has molested children, hear for yourself the disgustingly suggestive words he has spoken to them, and then decide for yourself. The memories of what was done to me when I was 11 have remained with me to this day, and it’s something that only the shed blood of Jesus Christ can cover in terms of both healing and forgiveness. But I knew exactly what I was watching the first time I watched one of those Biden videos. I know a pedophile when I see one. I remember, Uncle Joe, how well I remember.
Joe Biden’s history of unwanted touching threatens to put off women voters
FROM THE VIRGINIAN PILOT: The former vice president’s decades of vacillation on abortion rights and his handling of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas at Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991 were already serious vulnerabilities.
If Biden launches his third campaign for president, as expected, he will be joining a crowded field of Democratic rivals that includes four women in the U.S. Senate — and at a time when women have been siding strongly with Democrats in national elections.
Beyond the primaries, the new accusation raises questions about whether Biden, in a general-election contest, would strike a weak contrast with President Donald Trump, who has faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct toward women.
The 2020 presidential race is the first to occur after the explosion of the #MeToo movement, which swept record numbers of women into public office last year. Over the last 18 months, numerous powerful men in media, politics and business have lost their jobs or careers after allegations of sexual harassment or assault became public.
“Running a campaign in the post-#MeToo, or in the middle of the #MeToo movement, with these kinds of things on your record is going to be very difficult,” said Princeton University historian Julian Zelizer. “The old ways on gender are just no longer tolerable.”
In a New York Magazine web post on Friday, former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores wrote that she felt demeaned and disrespected when Biden touched her offstage at a 2014 campaign rally. She said she felt Biden’s hands on her shoulders and froze.
“He leaned further in and inhaled my hair,” she wrote. “I was mortified.” Flores, then a 35-year-old candidate for lieutenant governor, wondered why the vice president was smelling her hair.
“He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head,” she said. “My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused.”
Flores said he made her feel gross, and she “wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me.” Neither Biden, 76, nor his staff recall the incident that Flores described, spokesman Bill Russo said.
“But Vice President Biden believes that Ms. Flores has every right to share her own recollection and reflections, and that it is a change for better in our society that she has the opportunity to do so,” Russo said.
People who know Biden best, he added, “are speaking up to say that he has always been a champion for women in his office.”
Biden, who co-sponsored the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, has long had a reputation as an affable politician who is quick to smile and put his hands on people. One viral video from 2013 captured how Biden, then vice president, “works the room” while swearing in senators — wrapping their mothers in tight embraces, insisting that female family members stand next to him, even stroking the face of one.
The behavior fed into Biden’s folksy “Uncle Joe” image, epitomized in an Onion satire that envisioned a shirtless vice president fixing a vintage Trans Am on the White House grounds while making mild catcalls.
There Is A Huge Difference Between Being A “Hugger” And Being A Molester
But in another light, Biden’s behavior struck some as disturbing. At a Senate swearing-in ceremony in 2015, Biden whispered in the ear of a senator’s teenage daughter and kissed the side of her head, an interaction that a conservative writer described as a “lecherous elderly man creeping on underage girl” and said Biden would’ve caught more flak if he were a Republican.
“All of us who have been around Joe Biden — he hugs men, women and children,” said Dick Harpootlian, a South Carolina state senator and avid Biden supporter.
“He is a hugger. That’s just the generation he comes from, and that’s his personality. You shouldn’t read anything into it other than he was doing what he has done to me, to my daughter, to my wife, to Barack Obama.”
If Biden made Flores feel uncomfortable, he said, it was unintended.
Mindy Romero, a political sociologist at the University of Southern California, said the effect of Flores’ allegation will depend partly on whether Biden’s rivals — especially the women — try to use it against him.
“If they do, that will elevate it,” she said.
Two of the Democratic contenders campaigning in Iowa on Saturday, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, told reporters they believe Flores. “Joe Biden needs to give an answer,” Warren said.
A key Biden supporter said there was no panic among his top advisers, and the Flores allegation would likely not change his expected plan to join the presidential contest in April.
Another longtime Biden ally, former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, said the Flores story was “obviously a hurdle” but would do no harm to his campaign, even in a general-election contest against Trump.
“Jack the Ripper wouldn’t have a problem with his sexual activity compared to President Trump,” Rendell said.
Ana Navarro-Cardenas, the Republican strategist and commentator, wrote on Twitter that Biden needs to stop the “touchy-feely” conduct that makes people uncomfortable. READ MORE
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