A Connecticut woman and former congressional aide has accused potential presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriately touching her.
Amy Lappos, 43, says that Biden did not touch her sexually, but that “he put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.” She says that the incident occurred during a private Greenwich fundraiser event for Rep. Jim Himes in 2009, adding that the event made her very uncomfortable. Himes was not in the room at the time of incident, according to Lappos.
Lappos gave her account in response to the claims of former Nevada legislator Lucy Flores. Flores accused Biden of kissing her on the back of her head in 2014, when she was a candidate for lieutenant governor. A spokesperson for Biden did not offer a response to the allegations.