"His hands went underneath my clothing and he was touching me in my private areas and without my consent."
"This isn't a partisan issue. This is about power and the abuse of power, and the people around that person that enabled that behavior."
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“As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. ‘Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?’ I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified."
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"He left his hand on my thigh, maybe in an attempt to console me, but regardless, it crossed my boundaries and made me feel uncomfortable."
"It doesn’t even really cross your mind that such a person would dare perpetuate harm like that."
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"I was taken aback. I averted my eyes, hoping my body language could shorten the interaction. I didn’t think he was going to kiss me, but it felt like if I met his eyes, it wasn’t out of the question, either. It was unwelcome, uncomfortable and strange."
"As the photographer was waiting to take the shot, I felt -- and my husband noticed -- that Mr. Biden’s hand, that had been on my shoulder, slowly disappeared and did a slow descent down my back until he reached my waist."
"I was shocked. It’s not something I anticipated."
“There’s been a lack of understanding about the way that power can turn something that might seem innocuous into something that can make somebody feel uncomfortable.”
“He then put his hand on the back of my head and pressed his forehead to my forehead while he talked to me. I was so shocked that it was hard to focus on what he was saying. I remember he told me I was a ‘pretty girl.’”
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