It's pretty safe to say we all knew we'd hear something like this about Shotgun Joe sooner or later. Anyone who ever watched C-SPAN during the Obama era remembers Joe Biden touching and groping women onstage at political events in an inappropriate manner. Now one of them is telling her story.
Lucy Flores ran for lieutenant governor in Nevada in 2014 as a Democrat. She was 35 at the time. In a recent op-ed for the cut.com, she detailed an uncomfortable experience she had with the former vice president at a political event.
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 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.
Biden can try to deny this if he wants, but you know there are probably a lot more women out there with stories like this. It's a post #MeToo movement world & Biden is a 20th century Democrat.
In other words, I'd like to be the first to congratulate Trump for his victory in 2020.