Joe Biden Wraps Up Visit, Pete Buttigieg to Visit LA Today

May 09, 2019 - 8:18 am

Former Vice President Joe Biden was in town this week for his first Southern California fundraising swing since announcing his run for the presidency.

He'll attend events in LA and Beverly Hills. He's also expected to be met by union protestors, who hope to gain his backing in a labor dispute with Kaiser Permanente. 

Biden is wrapping up his presidential fundraising sweep with a final event in Los Angeles. The presidential hopeful spent the day yesterday at several engagements including lunch at King Taco with Mayor Garcetti.

Also seeking to get some Hollywood donors is South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg who will be in town today. He has several events planned, including one at the home of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and and another at the Abbey in West Hollywood.

Biden has been criticized by former Nevada politician Lucy Flores who alleges he made her feel uncomfortable by touching her shoulders and kissing the back of her head before a 2014 campaign event. A few other women came forward after Flores with similar claims but not sexual harassment.

Biden has also been criticized for his role in the Anita Hill all-male Senate hearings, about the alleged sexual harassment from then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, on Capitol Hill in 1991. 

In recent weeks, he said he called Hill and apologized but Hill has said an apology isn't enough.

-KNX 1070