White House counselor Kellyanne Conway came out swinging Sunday morning against former Vice President Joe Biden in the wake of accusations from a former Nevada state legislator who said Biden inappropriately touched her hair and kissed the back of her head at a campaign stop in 2014.
In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," Conway said the woman, Lucy Flores, was "very bold to come forward" against someone in her own political party and wondered why Biden had not apologized to her.
"If anybody just types in 'Creepy Uncle Joe Videos' you come up with a treasure trove," Conway said. "I think Joe Biden has a big problem here because he calls it affection and handshakes, his party calls it completely inappropriate."
The Biden camp sent this statement Sunday morning:
“In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort. 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.
I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear. But 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.
I will also remain the strongest advocate I can be for the rights of women. I will fight to build on the work I’ve done in my career to end violence against women and ensure women are treated with the equality they deserve. I will continue to surround myself with trusted women advisers who challenge me to see different perspectives than my own. And I will continue to speak out on these vitally-important issues where there is much more progress to be made and crucial fights that must be waged and won.”
Watch Conway's full interview on this week's "FOX News Sunday":