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Democrats, Joe Biden's Team Scramble in Wake of Flores Allegations

Katz: Why The Double Standard?

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Democrats have quickly come out in force to defend former Vice President Joe Biden against claims that he inappropriately touched women.

An allegation by Nevada Democratic politician Lucy Flores that he once made her feel "uneasy" forced Biden's team into damage control over the weekend.

Flores wrote in "The Cut," an arm of New York Magazine, that Biden made her feel "uneasy, gross, and confused" in 2014 when, at a campaign rally, she said he kissed her on the back of the head.

In his statement, Biden said that he did not recall those moments in the same way. But he added: "We have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will," he said.

"In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort," Biden wrote.

"And 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."

Meanwhile, Biden supporters are scrambling to downplay the Flores allegations, stating that, "one accusation shouldn't disqualify someone."

WIBC host Tony Katz wonders why the double standard?

Katz:

"I don't recall that being the case when Brett Kavanaugh was being confirmed, in which one unsubstantiated allegation from an incident 35 - 40 years ago was used in attempt to block his appointment to the Supreme Court."

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