Biden’s Campaign Responds to Creepy Hair Smelling and Kissing Allegation, Does Not Deny It

Joe Biden’s spokesperson responded to the allegations from former Nevada state assemblywoman Lucy Flores in which she described the creepy then-Vice President of smelling her hair and kissing the back of her head.

The statement did not deny Flores’ account.

Mike Memoli of NBC News tweeted the statement on Friday.

“Vice President Biden was pleased to support Lucy Flores’s candidacy for Lieutenant Governor of Nevada in 2014 and to speak on her behalf at a well-attended public event,” the statement began. “Neither then, nor in the years since, did he or the staff with him at the time have an inkling that Ms. Flores had been at any time uncomfortable, nor do they recall what she describes.”

 

The statement went on to say, “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. He respects Ms. Flores as a strong and independent voice in our politics and wishes her only the best.”

Biden has a long history of getting way too close to women and young girls.

Flores had wrote an essay describing the incident in The Cut:

“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 fuck? 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.”

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