Joe Biden Responds to Allegation of Inappropriate Kiss

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Published on March 31, 2019 - Duration: 00:54s

Joe Biden Responds to Allegation of Inappropriate Kiss

A Nevada Democrat says the former vice president treated her inappropriately at a campaign rally in 2014.

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Joe Biden Responds to Allegation of Inappropriate Kiss

On Sunday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden responded to allegations of an "inappropriate" encounter recently described by former Nevada politician Lucy Flores.

Biden said in a statement he doesn't "recall these moments in the same way." He also said: "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." Flores' account  was published in The Cut on Friday.

Flores said Biden came to support her at a campaign rally in 2014, while she was running for lieutenant governor of Nevada.  She says before they went on stage, the then-vice president grabbed her shoulders from behind, smelled her hair and kissed the back of her head.

Flores says she didn't speak up at the time because "on the campaign trail, there's "no clear path for what to do when a powerful man crosses the line." Biden currently polls as the  top Democratic presidential candidate  for 2020, though he hasn't officially announced he's running.

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