Second Woman Accuses Biden Of Unwanted Touching - Speaker Pelosi Doesn't Think Allegations Disqualify Him From Presidency
Two women have made accusations that former Vice President Joe Biden inappropriately touched them. Lucy Flores, a former Nevada legislator, accused Mr. Biden of kissing the top of her head and smelling her hair in 2014. A second woman, Amy Lappos, accused Biden of inappropriately rubbing noses with her at a 2009 fundraiser in Greenwich, Conn. Both women clarified that the situations were not sexual.
These allegations come as polls show Scranton native Biden has a significant lead over the rest of the potential Democratic 2020 potential candidates.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that the allegations of inappropriate touching against Joe Biden should not disqualify him from the 2020 race.
“No. No, I do not,” Pelosi told reporters when asked if she thinks the allegations are disqualifying.
Biden said in a statement that he did not believe he had acted inappropriately while offering “countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort” on the campaign trail or in public life.