Former Texas representative Beto O'Rourke became the Democrats' latest nomination in 2020 to fight the allegations of unwanted touch and kiss against former Vice President Joe Biden.
O'Rourke, who is currently third in polls with California's Kamala Harris and behind Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, praised the "courage" of women who went out to blame the former vice president for inappropriate behavior.
Those who raise their stories who have the courage to come out to share their experience and also to participate in the conversation about his candidacy or how he joins the nominee if he enters it, said O & Rourke during the National Action Network conference.
O'Rourke added, "I think that will ultimately be a solution for him, but I'm glad that people are ready and courageous. o increase. They have to be heard and must be heard. "The growing scandal surrounding Biden, who has not yet officially entered the Democratic Struggle 2020 as the main actor in President Trump's controversy in parliamentary elections, began with the accusations of Nevada's state-run brother Lucy Flores that Biden has kissed her on the back of her head during a campaign rally in 201
Flores made the accusations of a magazine in New York, accusing the former vice president of approaching her back, putting her hands on her shoulders, sniffing her hair, kissing her on the back of her head. the Vice President of the United States of America had just touched me intimately, reserved for close friends, family, or romantic partners-and I felt powerless to do anything about it, "she wrote. 9003] Since then, three other women have emerged to blame Biden for unwanted touch at public events.
Amy Lappus, a former assistant to Connecticut Democratic Representative Jim Heims, says Biden has grabbed it at $ 1,000 in print.
"It was not sexual, but he caught my head," said Lappos. He put a hand on my neck and pulled me to rub my nose with me. When he pulled me, I thought he would kiss me on the mouth. PRO-TRUMP PAC PRESENTED "CRYPT JOHN" BIDEN IN THE COLLECTION CAMPAIGN ASSOCIATION
The Times reported that DJ Hill wrote that in 2012 Biden put a hand on her shoulder, then he threw it on his back in a way that made her "very uncomfortable" while Hill and her husband posed for paintings with him at a charity fund in Minneapolis. Former college student Caitlin Caruso also told the newspaper that Biden "put his hand on her thigh – even when she shrank in place to show her discomfort – and hugged her" a bit too long "at the event of sexual abuse. University of Nevada in Las Vegas
Biden Democratic Future opponents were quickly assessed, many of whom voiced support for the accusers as they wondered whether Biden should enter the race in 2020.
Amy Klumutsar Minne told ABC "This week" on Sunday that no a reason to doubt Flores 'allegations, Sanders said in an interview with CBS, "The Face of the Nation," when only Flores' public had been announced, that while he had no reason not to believe Flores, he did not believe that " an incident would disqualify Biden from running for the White House. "
" It's a vice-president's decision to do, "Sanders said," I'm not sure an incident
BIDDN – launches his candidacy for president in 2020 – denied acting inappropriately to Flores and his speech Fox News "Requests for comment on the new statement of Biden's previous statements.
"During my many years of campaigning and social life, I offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort," Biden said in his own statement on Sunday. "And not once – never – I did not believe I acted inappropriately, if I suppose I did, I would listen with respect, but I never intended.
Biden adds, "Maybe I can not remember these moments in the same way, and I may be surprised by what I hear." But we arrived at an important moment when women felt they could and should relate their experience, but men will have to pay attention, and I will. "
Bryan Llenas and Gregg Re contributed to this report.