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Witcover: Biden answers accusation of inappropriate touching

Witcover: Biden answers accusation of inappropriate touching

Former Vice President Joe Biden, widely believed to be on the cusp of entering the 2020 presidential campaign, has issued a carefully crafted response to a female Democratic politician's allegation that he behaved improperly in a 2014 encounter.

Lucy Flores, a Nevada state legislator and onetime Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Nevada, reports that at a campaign event in which Mr. Biden was supporting her he was standing behind her when he put his hands on her shoulders, leaned in, smelled her hair and kissed her on the top of her head.

Ms. Flores told MSNBC that she did not feel that Mr. Biden had sexually assaulted or sexually harassed her but nonetheless that...

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