Biden Says He 'Never Acted Inappropriately' But Video Evidence Proves Otherwise
Former Vice president responds to claims of kissing Nevada politician
Following the recent allegations from a female Nevada politician who claimed Joe Biden kissed her without consent in 2014, the former Vice president responded in a statement that he 'doesn't recall' and never thought he acted inappropriately.
But unfortunately for Biden, there is mounting video evidence that contradicts his claims.
Biden responded to the accusations:
“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. And not once - never - did I believe I acted inappropriately,” Biden wrote.
“If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.”
"I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear. But we have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will,” Biden added.
"I will also remain the strongest advocate I can be for the rights of women," he continued.
"I will fight to build on the work I’ve done in my career to end violence against women and ensure women are treated with the equality they deserve.
"I will continue to surround myself with trusted women advisers who challenge me to see different perspectives than my own. And I will continue to speak out on these vitally-important issues where there is much more progress to be made and crucial fights that must be waged and won.”
Last week, Lucy Flores, 39, wrote in The Cut that Biden 'slow kissed' the back of her head when she was running for lieutenant governor and she "felt two hands on my shoulders.
Flores describes the incident:
"I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair," Flores writes.
Along with Flores claims, several video clips of Biden seemingly acting inappropriately toward woman and children have been circulating online.
Often posted with the caption "Creepy Uncle Joe," the videos have also spawned thousands on internet MEMEs based on screenshots from the footage.
One video was posted on YouTube by Paul Joseph Waston, racking up almost 1.9 million views.
Watson asks "in what world is this normal?" as he discusses several videos of incidents where Biden is caught in compromising situations.
Whether Biden will be able to explain all the videos showing him inappropriately touching women remains to be seen.