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A number of Democratic presidential candidates weighed in on Sunday on the allegations of a former Nevada political candidate, the former Vice-President, Joe Biden, kissed her on the back of the head in the year 2014.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., ABC “This Week”, said that she has no reason to believe that the allegations of Lucky Flores, and Biden, and kissed the former Nevada state assemblywoman on the back of your head to support during a 2014 campaign event, her bid for lieutenant governor.
“I have no reason to believe her,” Klobuchar said. “I think, we know of campaigns and policy, that people raise questions, and you have to solve, and that’s what he have to do with the voters, if he’s in the race.”
Flores made the allegations in a piece in New York magazine, in which they accused the former Vice-President is approaching her from behind, put his hands on her shoulders, sniffing her hair and kissed her on the back of the head.
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“The Vice-President of the United States of America touched only had me reserved in a more intimate way for close friends, family, or a romantic ner — and I felt powerless to do anything about it,” she wrote.
Flores also the allegations on Sunday, speaking in an interview with CNN’s “state of the Union,” saying that while she is glad that Biden has addressed the claims, she wants him to recognize “that it was wrong.”
“If he says that he never believed that was inappropriate, then, to be honest, I think that’s also something of a separation. And … a feeling, not aware,” Flores said. “I want him to change his behavior, and I want him to realize that it was wrong.”
Biden – who is likely to candidacy in a nutshell its 2020 presidency, has always denied acting inappropriately in the direction of Flores.
“In my many years on the election campaign and in public life, I offered a myriad of shaking hands, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort,” Biden said in his own statement Sunday. “And not once — never — I think I’ve been unreasonable. If it is proposed, I Yes, I will listen carefully. But it was never my intention.”
Biden added: “I can’t remember these moments, in the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear. But since we are at an important time, as the women you feel can and should share their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will.”
Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is running for the democratic nomination, said in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” that while he has no reason not to believe that Flores, he does not believe that “an incident” would exclude Biden from running for the White house.
“This is a decision for the Vice-President,” said Sanders. “I’m not sure that it is an intermediate case anyone disqualified.”
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On NBC’s “Meet The Press, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is also running for President – called the accusations against Biden “very strange.”
“Certainly, I think it is very confusing and I think that women will be heard, and we should begin, by faith,” Hickenlooper said.
He added: “I think the more important issue to recognize is that we are at a turning point, really, a moment of transformation of the entire country, where women, in many cases, for the first time, you will have the courage to move forward to come in and talk about the things that happen to you that you intensely uncomfortable.
Earlier in the weekend, while journalists in Iowa, two other Democratic candidates – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and the former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro said they believed Flores.
Warren and Castro said, to decide that it was up to Biden to whether he should join the race.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.