Joe Biden is pushing back gently against charges his 'expressions of affection' belong in the #MeToo sphere

Joe Biden promises to listen to women
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Former Vice President Joe Biden responded Sunday to an allegation from former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores that he had put his hands on her shoulders and smelled then kissed her hair before a 2014 rally. In his "many years on the campaign trail and in public life," Biden said, "I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions, of affection, support and comfort. And not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully." Biden is still expected to jump in the 2020 presidential race.

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