Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos claims Joe Biden "pushed his forehead against my forehead" in a conversation before he became president. The conduct she claims could technically be considered "sexual harassment" under the administration's proposed rules, she argues. Changed to Title IX.
"I only met Joe Biden once, and that was before he decided to run for president again," DeVos said on Sirius XM on Wednesday. ``I was in a wheelchair.
"He came to me, put his hand on my shoulder, put his forehead on my forehead for a few seconds, and had a conversation with me."
Yuan Members of the Trump Cabinet continued: of his actions.
The Washington Post has reached out to the White House for comment.
DeVos did not specify when the incident occurred. The two were guest speakers at the 87th Annual Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in January 2019.
Photos from the event show DeVos being pushed into her wheelchair as she recovers from a bicycle accident.
She told Kelly that Biden had asked about the nature of her injury. recalled DeVos. "[He] told me he had nine screws in his shoulder, but everyone thought it was in his head."
DeVos was critical of the Biden administration's rollback plans, and Trump-era reforms Disabled protections for those who claimed to have been victimized.
In 2020, DeVos launched a reform aimed at "combating sexual misconduct without abandoning its core values of fairness, presumption of innocence and due process." .
She argued thatthe Biden administration's proposed rule changes would be changed to Title IX to set out what constitutes "sexual harassment" and that the president's actions against her
Biden's Education Office will begin a review of Title IX in March 2021 and is still collecting public comments on the proposed changes. increase.
DeVos, billionaire businessman, wife of Dick DeVos . The son of Amway founder Richard DeVos said the Biden administration is “politicizing and weaponizing laws intended to protect women and give them access to education. We are not trying to weaponize it," he said.
Kelly told DeVos that she was "disgusted" with Biden pressing her own forehead against her own, saying, "I don't even do that to her husband." said.
During the 2020 presidential campaign,several women accused Biden of touching inappropriately. Yant, too, recalled the then-Vice President pressing her forehead against her forehead when they met in the West Wing of the White House.
"Then he put his hands behind my head and spoke to me as he pressed his forehead against my forehead," she told her April 2019 Washington Post. Said: