2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has a real problem on his hands. The #MeToo mob is knocking at his door with torches lit and pitchforks in hand, as former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (D) just dropped a bombshell, accusing the former Vice President of inappropriately touching and kissing her during an event in 2014.
Lucy Flores, the former Democratic nominee for Nevada lieutenant governor, on Friday accused former Vice President Joe Biden of what she described as an inappropriate encounter when he campaigned for her in 2014 https://t.co/HxMnT9ycv4
— POLITICO (@politico) March 29, 2019
Understandably, the leftists are already beginning to emerge and claim to have been skeptical of Biden the entire time:
Wow – this piece by Lucy Flores speaking up about Biden’s creepy behavior. https://t.co/wMY6GSH5aa Seems like there will be so many more stories like this. Fits into the piece I did in 2017 on why Biden is a bad choice for Dems in this MeToo era https://t.co/D3z0esSyST
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) March 29, 2019
How will the Biden camp spin this one? Here is a statement from his spokesperson, which gives a pretty good window into how his team will handle this accusation:
Just in: Biden spokesman weighs in on the Flores story (h/t @mikememoli) –> pic.twitter.com/rOSo85s7Ea
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) March 29, 2019
So, you want to be a U.S. Presidential candidate in the #MeToo era in 2019? Certainly not if you are Joe Biden, right now. Just how inappropriate were the actions of the former VP? Lucy Flores’ story is covered, in depth, over at Breitbart:
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.”
As if that dramatic recounting of Flores’ creepy and inappropriate encounter with the Vice President weren’t sufficient, she goes on to say:
“Flores said that pictures of Biden touching other women inappropriately made it more difficult to keep silent, referring to Biden nuzzling the neck of Secretary of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s wife, kissing Sen. Chuck Grassley’s wife on the lips, whispering in women’s ears, and snuggling women on the campaign trail.
‘I may have been able to give Biden the benefit of the doubt. Had there not been multiple articles written over the years about the exact same thing — calling his creepy behavior an “open secret” — perhaps it would feel less offensive,’ she wrote. ‘And yet despite the steady stream of pictures and the occasional article, Biden retained his title of America’s Favorite Uncle.'”
Biden may have been able to retain the “America’s Favorite Uncle” moniker for a moment, but that was soon picked up on by the right and changed to the hilarious “Creepy Uncle Joe.” Apparently, this creep can’t distinguish between socially-appropriate greetings and conduct from a man to a woman, even when there are cameras pointed at him from every direction. There’s no question that Joe Biden is acting inappropriately — so much so, that he should understand fully what he’s engaging in — as evidenced by his numerous unsavory contact with other, often married, women.
What is interesting is that it appears that he either doesn’t care or is showing early signs of dementia, scrubbing his mind of his creepy old man-capades. Either way, the #MeToo movement, which has tended to remain woefully silent when involving high profile Democrats, may be coming for the 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful. It will be interesting to see how Creepy Uncle Joe plays this one, should the heat be turned up any further. He’s already been cudgeled into disavowing Vice President Mike Pence as a “decent guy.”
.@JoeBiden you’ve just called America’s most anti-LGBT elected leader “a decent guy.”
Please consider how this falls on the ears of our community. @DrBiden https://t.co/Cw2beknTj7
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) February 28, 2019
With a thin spine and very little opportunity to recover the social justice warriors who were just waiting to abandon the Biden ship, Creepy Uncle Joe now finds himself on the outside looking in, as far as his hopes for securing the Democratic Party’s nomination for 2020 are concerned.
Check out reactions from these Twitter users:
I've never been a Biden fan and this is one of the many reasons why… I continue to hope he doesn't run in 2020 and I'm glad this behavior is finally being taken seriously. "Lucy Flores isn’t the only woman Joe Biden has touched inappropriately" https://t.co/N5rtTw3hDw
— Duane de Four (@TriniD4) March 29, 2019
Lucy Flores isn’t alone. Joe Biden’s got a long history of touching women inappropriately. –
The media gave Biden a pass for years. It won’t in 2020. Democrat Lucy Flores was preparing to give one of her final stump speeches in a race for lieutenant governor in Nevada w… pic.twitter.com/PIFa3Kbd4f
— elementarty (@elementartyy) March 29, 2019
How far will the #MeToo mob go? All Joe Biden has to do is look at the way the mob turned on Bill Clinton, the moment Hillary was deemed “no longer necessary” to the cause of leftism. Gird your loins, Mr. Biden.
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