They turn on each other so fast.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s female 2020 opponents have seized the moment amid accusations of his alleged inappropriate touching. Now, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has announced she believes Biden’s accusers.
“I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it,” Harris told reporters in Nevada on Tuesday, according to HuffPost.
When asked if Biden should still run for president, Harris said that would be his decision to make. “He’s going to have to make that decision for himself. I wouldn’t tell him what to do,” she said.
Biden has been accused by as many as four women of inappropriately touching them in professional settings, often by caressing their shoulders and planting an unwanted kiss on their neck or head.
“He made me feel uneasy, gross, and confused,” Biden accuser Lucy Flores wrote in The Cut. “The vice-president of the United States of America had just touched me in an intimate way reserved for close friends, family, or romantic partners — and I felt powerless to do anything about it.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has already come out publicly in support of the women, saying Joe Biden needs to give an answer. “I read the op-ed last night,” Warren said Saturday in Iowa. “I believe Lucy Flores. And Joe Biden needs to give an answer.” Similar to Kamala Harris, Warren said that Biden’s decision to run for the 2020 nomination is entirely up to him.
For his part, Joe Biden released a video on Wednesday explaining his handsy way with woman as a way of making a “human connection.”
I’ve never thought of politics as cold and antiseptic; I’ve always thought about connecting with people. As I said, shaking hands, hands on the shoulder, a hug, encouragement. Now it’s all about taking selfies together; social norms have begun to change, they’ve shifted, and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset, and I get it. I get it; I hear what they’re saying. I understand it and I’ll be much more mindful; that’s my responsibility. My responsibility and I’ll meet it.
While Biden admitted he did nothing wrong, he promised to eschew that behavior in the future.
But I’ll always believe governing, quite frankly, life, for that matter, is about connecting, about connecting with people. That won’t change, but I will be more mindful and respectful of people’s personal space. And that’s a good thing. That’s a good thing. I’ve worked my whole life to empower women. I’ve worked my whole life to prevent abuse. I’ve written a —so the idea that I can’t adjust to the fact that personal space is important, more important than it’s ever been, is just not thinkable. I will. I will.
Biden has had his fair share of defenders on both the Right and the Left. MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said that Biden is just a loving, affectionate guy. “I think the next time I see Joe Biden, if he doesn’t hug me and give me a kiss and hold my hand while we’re talking to you, that’s the new Joe Biden, and that’s not the Joe Biden I knew,” she said. “He’s a nice guy. He’s not a predator, and this is ridiculous. Let me just say it: This is ridiculous. The conversation has gotten out of control.”
Both Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Lindsey Graham have defended Joe Biden as simply being a touchy-feely guy.
Src: The Daily Wire
Well I hope so he not only was to familiar with adults HE ALSO DID IT TO CHILDREN , WHICH OF COURSE THE MEDIA WON’T MENTION. OR EVEN SHOW ON TV , AND THERE ARE PICTURES OUT THERE.
Biden should drop out . His thing with touching women , is only the beginning , theres alot of family dirt especially with his sons dealing in China and the Urkrain that need to be answered and how under his political pull they were on government planes going with him to make these meetings possible . I think thats called abuse of power and position . Its only going to be getting deeper Joe . We haven,t even gotten into your touching of young girls that I have seen you doing on TV .
With out formally declaring as a candidate for the upcoming 2020 election, bide is already leading the pack.
What better way to get him out of the way than to put some of these idiots up to claiming he is guilty of inappropriate behavior. By the way, don’t ask any of these people to spell “inappropriate”, they can’t do it. Biden may very well be guilty of this behavior, however, it’s looking more and more that he is just an idiot and thinks all women want him to put his arm around them.
the Demcratic party doesn’t want Biden. he’s toast.
Please, politicians on both sides stop this stupidity. Judge the man by his stance and record in the field of law, personal thoughts and record in politics. Any lady(using the term loosely) coming up with the -“he touched me”- issue is just using her sex as a tool for disruption.
Being touchy feely is not proposing sex or sexually attacking anybody. I am not a democrat and I would not vote for Biden only on what I have understood to be his liberal stances and left leaning mind set. Not because some stupid old bat comes up with a completely unsupported and malicious statement.
Mind my words but next we will get some men doing the same on the women candidates. ” She touched me improperly and I am seriously emotionally damaged!”. Somehow I do not think that will go too far- but shouldn’t it?
Gerardo . Watch this . If Creepy Joe has minimal control of his actions while on camera , Imagine
what he’s like with kids OFF camera . You can have your opinion however I’d like to see you digest
these clips and then repost …………. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ-YjGmpO4Q
Joe should have known, he was part of the Senate that wrote and approved the sexual harassment bills into law. I been forced to take several sexual harassment classes during my career due to the very laws Joe helped pass. He should have known better, working people do, only the elites don’t seem to know
Believe me, his response is total BS. He knew all along what he was doing; anyone can see how uncomfortable all the women and young girls are, and you can bet he could see it too. His response NOW is the standard response that this kind of man has always given: Oh, I didn’t mean any harm by it; Oh, I’m sorry if you misunderstood, etc etc. His behavior was over the line and millions of men knew then, and still know now that it’s not acceptable.. Let’s see the video of Jeff Sessions pulling his granddaughter away
from “good ole uncle Joe”; Jeff Sessions knew it was over the line and so did many, many others.
Many are making this a twisted fact. I do not believe he was out of line and he limited his actions to friendliness from his own point of view.
Let him run on his own terms. He can then be voted in or out on the real facts he presents.
The Democrats, even some Republicans are an extreme embarassment, I mean how petty can anybody be. Makes you not want to touch anybody in America with a 50 ft. pole. I haven’t and usually feel this way.
Joe was never that “popular”nor that politically intelligent for that matter. Why do you think Obama picked him as vice. He’s a likeable guy, fits in well with company, and the media has been good to him. But he’s not the type of guy I would want managing my company. There are times when you must be tough and make those tough decisions. Joe can’t do that because he WANTS to be liked by everybody. If he were to occupy the white house the rest of the world would run the US into the ground.
Why is no one addressing the issue of Biden swimming nude in front of his Secret Service detail? Creepy behavior at the least and so low class.
I’m tired of hearing about this! In almost all of the pics that I’ve seen, not ONE of the women looked like they were objecting. When somebody touches you, & you don’t want them to, move away. And, if you don’t want them looking down the neck of your blouse, or your dress, then DON’T dress like that! I can’t wear high necked shirts or dresses. I had a bad thyroid, & it was surgically removed. So I can’t wear turtle necks either. But, I also don’t wear such low necked clothes that somebody can look down & see my bosom. Ladies, a little decency goes a long way! If a man tries to kiss you, tell him not to, that you don’t like it. if that doesn’t work, then a quick knee to the groin works wonders.