FoxNews.com reports that
A number of Democratic presidential candidates weighed in on Sunday on the allegations made by a former Nevada political candidate that former Vice President Joe Biden kissed her on the back of the head in 2014.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., told ABC’s “This Week” that she has no reason not to believe the allegations made by Lucky Flores that Biden kissed the former Nevada state assemblywoman on the back of her head during a 2014 campaign rally supporting her bid for lieutenant governor.
“I have no reason not to believe her,” Klobuchar said. “I think we know from campaigns and politics that people raise issues and they have to address them, and that’s what he will have to do with the voters if he gets into the race.”
Flores made the accusations in a piece in New York magazine in which she accused the former vice president of approaching her from behind, putting his hands on her shoulders, sniffing her hair and kissing her on the back of the head.
“The vice president of the United States of America had just touched me in an intimate way reserved for close friends, family, or romantic partners — and I felt powerless to do anything about it,” she wrote.
Flores also addressed the allegations on Sunday during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union,” saying that while she is glad that Biden has addressed the claims, she wants him to “acknowledge that it was wrong.”
“If he is saying he never believed that was inappropriate, then frankly I believe that’s a little bit of a disconnection. And … a sense of not being aware,” Flores said. “I want him to change his behavior and I want him to acknowledge that it was wrong.”
Biden – who is expected to soon launch his 2020 presidential bid – has denied ever acting inappropriately toward Flores.
“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 in his own statement Sunday. “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.”
Biden added: “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. And I will.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is running for the Democratic nomination, said during an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” that while he has no reason not to believe Flores, he doesn’t believe that “one incident alone” would disqualify Biden from running for the White House.
“That’s a decision for the vice president to make,” Sanders said. “I’m not sure that one incident alone disqualifies anybody.”
On NBC’s “Meet The Press, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper – who is also running for president – called the allegations against Biden “very disconcerting.”
“Certainly, I think it’s very disconcerting and I think that women have to be heard and we should start by believing them,” Hickenlooper said.
He added: “I think the more important issue to recognize is that we’re at an inflection point, really a moment of transformation of the entire country where women, in many cases for the first time, are having the courage to come forward and speak about things that happened to them that make them intensely uncomfortable.
Earlier in the weekend, while speaking to reporters in Iowa, two other Democratic candidates – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro said they believed Flores.
Warren and Castro said it’s up to Biden to decide whether he should join the race
It appears that the division between the New Bolsheviks and the Old Liberals in the Democratic Party is continuing to widen.
If you will notice in the above article, the oldest candidate questioned, Socialist Bernie Sanders, is the only one to kinda’ sorta’ back Crazy Uncle Joe.
The younger and more radical, even if they won’t admit it, Democrats believe Biden’s accuser.
Make no mistake about it, at this point in the build-up to the 2020 Presidential Election, the Democratic Candidate Field is wide open among at least upon the top few potential candidates.
So far, you have Biden, a serial groper, Kamala Harris, who slept her way up the political ladder, and Beto O’Rourke, an Irish American who is a wannabe Mexican, whom the MSM would be able to build up into Barack Hussein Obama Version 2.0, if he had half a brain.
If the Democrats were their usual conniving selves, they would be looking for a candidate who could appeal to the Far Left during the Democratic Primaries and then run as a “Moderate” during the General Election, like Hillary Clinton tried to do in 2016.
However, this is the “new” Far Left Democratic Party, whose Chairman, Tom Perez, is a radical himself, a Hispanic Activist.
The “Democratic Socialists” like AOC, Omar, and Tlaib are already running roughshod over demented old Nancy Pelosi in the Democrat Majority House of Representatives.
They and their fellow travelers within the ranks of the party are going to be pushing hard for the nomination of Kamala Harris to be their next Presidential Candidate, in order to show America how truly “tolerant” and “inclusive” today’s Democratic Party is.
These useful idiots are attacking “White Nationalism” every day in public forums.
Do you honestly think that they will allow an old white dude who is a walking gaffe machine and a serial groper to boot, to represent them in their quest to turn America into a “Democratic Socialist Paradise”?
Joe had to step aside in 2016 to allow “The Chosen One” Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic Nominee.
He will probably have to do the same this time around.
Otherwise, more of these previously unknown “special moments” will suddenly be remembered.
Whether they actually happened or not.
Until He Comes,