Bill Cosby was caught up in the #metoo movement of allegations against men who take liberties with women – without permission.
So was Harvey Weinstein.
And hundreds more, some small time players, some big banking, Hollywood and Washington names.
Add Joe Biden, vice president under Barack Obama, to the list.
The Washington Examiner posted a brief report on Friday explaining, “A former Nevada politician has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of kissing her against her consent backstage at a campaign rally in 2014.”
The report explains former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, 39, wrote in The Cut it happened when she was running for lieutenant governor.
She “felt two hands on my shoulders,” her account explains.
“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 f—? 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.”
While Biden’s behavior with women “has long been the subject of commentary,” the Examiner explained, but “he has previously not been accused by women of misbehavior.”
Flores continued, “Time passed and pictures started to surface of Vice-President Biden getting uncomfortably close with women and young girls. Biden nuzzling the neck of the Defense secretary’s wife; Biden kissing a senator’s wife on the lips; Biden whispering in women’s ears; Biden snuggling female constituents.”
Polls show that even though Biden has not announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, Democrats would pick him above all others available at this point.