Creepy Joe Biden has been in big trouble in the last week; a total of four females have accused former VP Joe Biden of groping and various other forms of inappropriate contact. The first allegation was made last Friday by former Nevada lieutenant governor nominee Lucy Flores, who wrote that Biden kissed her head at an event for her 2014 campaign: “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.”
Three days later, Amy Lappos saod that in October 2009, while volunteering at a fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut, for Representative Jim Himes, Biden also touched her inappropriately. “It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head,” Lappos told the Courant. “He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.”
Today, the New York Times published the accounts of two more women who allege that Joe Biden touched them inappropriately:
Caitlyn Caruso, a former college student and sexual assault survivor, said Mr. Biden rested his hand on her thigh — even as she squirmed in her seat to show her discomfort — and hugged her “just a little bit too long” at an event on sexual assault at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She was 19.
Ms. Caruso, now 22, said she chalked up the encounter at the time to how men act, and did not say anything publicly. But she said it was particularly uncomfortable because she had just shared her own story of sexual assault and had expected Mr. Biden — an architect of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act — to understand the importance of physical boundaries.
“It doesn’t even really cross your mind that such a person would dare perpetuate harm like that,” she said. “These are supposed to be people you can trust.”
The Times also published the account of D.J. Hill, a writer who met Biden in 2012 at a fundraising event in Minneapolis:
“When she and her husband, Robert, stepped up to take their photograph with the vice president, he put his hand on her shoulder and then started dropping it down her back, which made her “very uncomfortable.”
Her husband, seeing the movement, put his hand on Mr. Biden’s shoulder and interrupted with a joke. Ms. Hill did not say anything at the time and acknowledged that she does not know what Mr. Biden’s intention was or whether he was aware of her discomfit.
“Only he knows his intent,” she said. But norms are changing now, she said, and “if something makes you feel uncomfortable, you have to feel able to say it.”
At this point top Democrats’ views are covering every view imaginable; some coming out in Biden’s defense, and others, like Elizabeth Warren saying he needs to respond to the allegations.
We now have four accusers and things are not looking good for #Biden2020.
Will he survive this #metoo era?