Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart on Monday defended former Vice President Joe Biden amid accusations over the longtime politician's physical interactions with women.
Capehart, who is gay, told MSNBC that he has had similar interactions with Biden as ones that have raised questions, specifically former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, who contends he inappropriate touched her head at a 2014 campaign event.
“I have had the same interaction with him, a very intimate interaction,” Capehart said. “He put his forehead on my forehead. It was in November 2017. I had just done a one-on-one conversation with him in Schenectady, and he was really happy with the way it went … It was his way of congratulating me, congratulating us on an event that was well done.”
.@CapehartJ says he had "the same interaction" with Joe Biden like the ones being described in #MeToo allegations against the former VP.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 1, 2019
"He put his forehead on my forehead. I had just done a one-on-one conversation with him and he was really happy with the way it went." pic.twitter.com/kNiiXZ8AV4
Flores on Friday published an account of her experience with The Cut, in which she detailed a time in 2014 when Biden got close behind her, put his hands on her shoulders, smelled her hair, and kissed the top of her head.
Photographs of Biden, who represented Delaware in the Senate from 1973-2009, have circulated in the past and have been re-upped in light of the recent allegations.