Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden stirred ire on social media on Tuesday after he touched a young girl at a campaign rally despite pledging last month to be “much more mindful” about not invading people’s personal space without their permission.
The New York Times reported that the interaction between Biden and the 10-year-old girl happened after she asked him a question about political division in the country.
Washington Post national political reporter Felicia Sonmez also documented the incident, tweeting: “In a somewhat odd moment at tonight’s AFT town hall, Biden tells a 10-year-old girl, ‘I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.’ He takes her over to the assembled reporters, then stands behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders while he’s talking.”
“Recall that Biden filmed a video last month in which he vowed to respect women’s personal space,” Sonmez added. “Seems he hasn’t quite gotten the message.”
Far-left activist Sean King tweeted: “What the hell? Please escort this man out of politics. He doesn’t get it. This is so damn creepy. This may be a tipping point, honestly.”
Telling a 10-year-old she’s “good-looking”? REALLY? Guess the New Biden is not quite ready for prime-time just yet. Somebody better throw a bucket of cold water on Gropey Joe and lock him back in the basement for a while pronto, before some irate dad or husband punches his lights out.
What a complete cad.