Recently, Joe Biden has been facing several allegations of misconduct from women who have felt uncomfortable from his unwanted touching. Now, the former Vice President has spoken out to address those allegations of inappropriate contact.
The allegations in question came to light on Tuesday. One of the claims was from 2012 when writer D.J. Hill said that Biden made her feel "very uncomfortable" when he had his hand on her back and then dropped it down. At that time, Hill's husband took notice and remarked about the incident.
Caitlyn Caruso is another woman who has come forward with allegations after she said Biden "rested his hand on her thigh — even as she squirmed in her seat to show her discomfort — and hugged her 'just a little bit too long' at an event on sexual assault at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas." That encounter came after Caruso had just shared her own story of sexual assault.
According to Fox News, "On Monday, Amy Lappos, a former aide to Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., told the Hartford Courant that Biden touched her face with both hands and rubbed noses in 2009. Late last week, former Nevada politician Lucy Flores wrote that Biden had grabbed her shoulders, smelled her hair and kissed her on the back of her head at a campaign event in 2014."
Following these allegations, Biden took to Twitter to acknowledge that he understands what the women are saying and that he "will be more mindful" in the future.
"Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it," Biden posted on social media.
According to reports, since Biden offered his apology, three more women have come forward with allegations against him.
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