Political sexual misconduct

NYT: Two more women accuse Biden of uncomfortable touches

Former Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

Another 2 women have come forward with accusations of inappropriate touching against Joe Biden according to the New York Times in a report Tuesday evening, intensifying the scrutiny against the former vice president as he edges closer to announcing a 2020 presidential run.

Details: Like the Lucy Flores and Amy Lappos, who leveled accusations of inappropriate physical contact, the Times reports that none of the women have accused Biden of sexual harassment or assault. Biden had denied the accusations in a statement Sunday, saying: "Not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention."

Connecticut woman alleges Biden touched her inappropriately in 2009

Former Vice President Joe Biden giving a speech
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A Connecticut woman says former Vice President Joe Biden touched her inappropriately at a political fundraiser for Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) in 2009, the Hartford Courant reports.

Details: Amy Lappos, a former congressional aide to Himes, told the Courant: "It wasn’t sexual, but he did grab me by the head. 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." Lappos said she never filed a formal complaint because she didn't think anyone would believe her.