Shortly after, another woman, Connecticut party operative Amy Lappos, said Biden creeped her out by rubbing noses with her at a 2009 fundraiser in Greenwich.
In Biden’s first public speech after the accusations, he tried to lighten the mood with a pair of off-color jokes.
After hugging International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers president Lonnie Stephenson on stage at a Washington, DC, union convention in April, he told the crowd, “I just want you to know. I had permission to hug Lonnie.”
He later spotted some young people in the middle of the ballroom and invited them on stage.
On Fox News, Flores called Biden’s alleged grabbiness “unprofessional, inappropriate behavior, no matter who does it.”
“We’re talking about the fact that, as women, we have had to endure this kind of inappropriate behavior on behalf of powerful men certainly for as long as I’ve been alive — you know, forever,” added Flores.
Biden claimed he never intended to creep anybody out.
“The fact of the matter is I made it clear that if I made anyone feel [uncomfortable], I feel badly about that. It was never my intention. Ever,” he said after the convention.