Who is Lucy Flores? Biden accuser has challenged political power structure before

Ashton Carter and Stephanie Carter visit the Arlington National Cemetery on Feb. 17 2015

Ashton Carter and Stephanie Carter visit the Arlington National Cemetery on Feb. 17 2015

The image once again made its rounds after Democratic Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores claimed that Biden inappropriately touched her and kissed her on the back of the head during a 2014 campaign stop, leaving her feeling "uneasy, gross, and confused".

Lappos came forward on Sunday, writing in a Facebook post reportedly discussing allegations made by former Nevada state Assembly member Lucy Flores, who said Biden smelled her hair and "proceeded to plant a big, slow kiss on the back of [her] head".

A CT woman said Monday that Joe Biden touched her inappropriately and rubbed noses with her while at a 2009 political fundraiser in Greenwich, the second such allegation against the former vice president in the past week.

She told NBC News that it was not a "bad intention" by Biden and she does not feel that it constituted sexual assault, but that said her personal space was violated.

"We are changing the attitudes of America about what constitutes appropriate behavior on the part of a man with a woman", Biden said in October 2000, advocating for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which the former DE senator first introduced in 1990.

It's not surprising that Biden doesn't believe he ever acted inappropriately.

As Lucy Flores explained in an essay for The Cut, she was the 35-year-old Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Nevada when the alleged incident occurred side stage at a campaign rally. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Democratic strategist Joel Payne joined CBSN to break down the impact this could have as Biden considers a run for president in 2020. I was embarrassed. I was shocked.

"He made me feel uneasy, gross, and confused", Flores wrote in The Cut, a blog published by NY magazine.

"If Biden truly supports women and gender equality he would step aside and support one of the many talented and qualified women running", she said.

Abby Huntsman questioned Flores's motive in sharing her apparent account. "I think it's up to everybody else to make that decision". But if someone manages to get past an outstretched arm, I don't equate it with an outrageous attack that renders the offender dead to me forever. Later, at the White house, she felt "self-conscious and tentative" about her tumble, "and perhaps about how much our life might change". Flores says she's not supporting any candidate at the moment.

"If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully", he added.

The White House appeared to relish the controversy, despite President Donald Trump's own record of improprieties, including the sexually explicit "Access Hollywood" tape in which he was caught on microphone boasting of grabbing women without their consent.

He added that he "may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised by what I hear". Since the #MeToo movement began in fall 2017, the public has paid increased attention to cases of men abusing their positions of power and disregarding the women around them. "The Joe Biden in my picture is a close friend helping someone get through a big day, for which I will always be grateful".

But in a blog post, Ms Carter wrote that the vice-president "could sense I was uncharacteristically nervous" at the event "and quickly gave me a hug", she wrote. She said she approached New York Magazine about publishing her story and that the magazine had fact-checked her piece after she submitted it.

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