Joe Biden has an Al Franken problem.
Though he hasn’t even strictly announced he’s using for president, on Friday Biden was strike with a initial of what could be some-more #MeToo accusations. Lucy Flores, a former Nevada assemblywoman, wrote that in 2014, when she was seeking bureau and Biden was still clamp president, he smelled her hair and afterwards planted an neglected lick on a behind of her head.
The problem for Biden is identical to a one faced by Franken when he was forced to renounce from a Senate: Descriptions of bungle are some-more plausible when unchanging with visible evidence.
In a box of Franken, who several women indicted of groping them, we had a print in that he derisive groped a sleeping Leeann Tweeden when a dual were furloughed together for a USO. The existence of a print done it unfit for Franken or his defenders to boot Tweeden or other womanlike accusers.
In Biden’s case, there is not usually print evidence, though video justification of him behaving creepily among younger women as VP. His antics of rubbing women’s shoulders during events, sniffing their hair, and pecking during them has been a theme of YouTube compilations for years. There’s also a print of Biden planting his nose in a hair of singer Eva Longoria during a same fundraiser in that Flores pronounced he took liberties with her.
At a time he was clamp president, many conservatives were undone by a fact that these incidents were discharged as usually crazy Ole Uncle Joe doing his thing. Among others, my crony and occasional Washington Examiner writer Karol Markowicz called him out and pronounced his antics should not be tolerated.
Had Biden sensitively faded into a nightfall after withdrawal office, he substantially would have gotten divided with it. However, now he’s approaching to find a Democratic assignment in a initial choosing given a #MeToo epoch began, and he now is atop polls, and so his rivals are entrance for him and a media are most reduction expected to disremember his problem.
Given how most awkwardness we’ve seen publicly from Biden, it would be startling if Flores were a usually lady to come out and contend he done her feel uncomfortable, and a plenty visible justification of him behaving creepy will make it tough to boot any accusers.