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Sanders Campaign Denies Involvement With Biden Allegations

"Neither the Bernie Sanders campaign nor anyone involved in it, planted, planned, persuaded, cajoled or otherwise urged Lucy Flores or anyone else..."

By NTK Staff | 04.02.2019 @3:51pm
Sanders Campaign Denies Involvement With Biden Allegations

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign manager Faiz Shakir issued a forceful denial on Tuesday that they had anything to do with the former Nevada state Sen. Lucy Flores’ accusation that former Vice President Joe Biden inappropriately touched her in 2014.

On Friday, Flores wrote a piece in New York Magazine’s “The Cut” in which she alleged that Biden had inappropriately touched her during a 2014 campaign event.

Another woman came forward on Monday to accuse the former vice president of unwanted touching during a 2009 fundraising event.

Some people in Biden’s political circle said they believed that these stories were being pushed by Sanders’ campaign in an attempt to weaken the former veep before he announces his presidential campaign. That theory comes from a “top Democratic source” who spoke with The Daily Beast on Tuesday.

“The insinuation was that Lucy Flores, a former Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Nevada in 2014, came forward at the behest of Senator Sanders to allege that Biden had given her an unwanted kiss. Flores supported Sanders during the 2016 election and was on the board of his group Our Revolution.”

Shakir forcefully responded to these accusations, telling the Daily Beast that they made his “blood boil.”

“Neither the Bernie Sanders campaign nor anyone involved in it, planted, planned, persuaded, cajoled or otherwise urged Lucy Flores or anyone else to tell their story. Full stop, period, end of sentence. I don’t want to hear it. We didn’t play a role,” Shakir told The Daily Beast.

“But this is why my blood boils,” Shakir added.

“We have heard through innuendo and rumors that somehow this campaign was involved in Lucy Flores telling her story, and it is deeply disrespectful and shameful that any time a woman comes forward to tell her story there has to be some kind of intimation or suggestion that that person is doing so out of some political agenda or that the person may be lying… It is shameful.” Shakir told The Daily Beast. “It is dismissive and disrespectful that whenever a woman comes forward the first suggestion is that there has to be a political agenda driving them.”

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