Joe Biden accused of inappropriate conduct by former Nevada Dem candidate

A former Democratic candidate in Nevada has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate conduct during a 2014 campaign event.

Lucy Flores detailed the encounter in a piece she wrote for New York Magazine's The Cut, which was published on Friday.

She claimed the incident happened at a campaign rally in early November 2014, when she was attempting to become the state's lieutenant governor. Biden appeared at the event to help round up support for Democrats in Nevada, she wrote.

Flores was in line, waiting to go on stage at the rally when she claimed to have "felt two hands on my shoulders."

"Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?" she recalled. She then claims Biden sniffed her hair and "proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head."

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