After former Vice President Joe Biden found himself in the middle of an unpleasant controversy -- one involving him acting inappropriately with a Nevada politician -- he seems to be getting little to no support from other Democratic politicians running for president.
The scandal started when Lucy Flores claimed that Biden had touched her inappropriately in 2014.
Some have questioned why the woman has waited for so long to bring attention to the incident, while others have pointed out that the recent social climate is much more suitable for a revelation of this kind.
Elizabeth Warren has explicitly come out in defense of Flores, claiming that she believed her and demanding answers from Mr. Biden.
Warren stated: "I read the op-ed last night. I believe Lucy Flores. And Joe Biden needs to give an answer."
Bernie Sanders, who has a close working relationship with Flores, said: "That’s a decision for the vice president to make. I’m not sure that one incident alone disqualifies anybody."
Others have pointed out that Biden’s actions might have compromised his plans to run in 2020.
On the other hand, history has already shown us much worse incidents around people running for office, so it is hard to say if the politician’s future is going to be affected too much.
Biden himself has maintained his innocence, denying that he had done anything inappropriate at all. He insisted that he had never even noticed Flores feeling uncomfortable around him, and was surprised about the whole situation with the accusations.
His spokesman Bill Russo explained: "Neither then, nor in the years since, did he or the staff with him at the time have an inkling that Ms. Flores had been at any time uncomfortable, nor do they recall what she describes."
On the other hand, Flores herself has continued to stick to her story, and there has not been much progress on that front in either direction.
And in the end, without any substantial evidence, it would be hard to prove anything concrete – although the damage to Biden’s standing in the upcoming Democratic primary might have already been done, according to some.
Do you think Biden is wrong or right for not reacting forcefully to the allegations?