Former Vice President Joe Biden has been under fire in recent weeks for his “creepy” touching and sniffing of young women.
Now his wife Jill Biden is even admitting that his touchy feely personality made her feel “strange and uncomfortable” especially when the two first started dating.
“He was always holding my hand, putting his arm around me, or brushing the hair from my face,” the former Second Lady wrote in her personal memoir.
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She admits that being thrust into a family of ‘huggers’ made her feel ‘strange and uncomfortable’, writing that Joe and his two young sons ‘never wanted to miss a chance to hold a hand, wrap their arms around each other, or give a kiss’.
She says that as an introvert, she ‘sometimes found all that affection draining’, but knew that it was the death of his first wife Neilia and their baby daughter Naomi that gave the family an understanding of ‘how precious every second could be’, which was displayed by ‘constantly touching’ and ‘being connected to each other’.
But it’s those same displays of affection that have led to eight women coming forward with their accounts of how Biden made them uncomfortable by squeezing their shoulders, touching their thighs, smelling their hair or kissing their head.
I realized that physical affection played an important role in his entire family,” Jill wrote. “Val [Joe’s sister] couldn’t walk by the boys without reaching out to touch their shoulders or brush their heads. Their parents stopped by often to shower the boys with kisses.”
It gets weirder. The former second lady continued by explaining Biden’s nighttime routine with his sons where he would scratch their bodies until they went to sleep. “With your fingernails!”, the children would say.
“He did the same at Mass as a way of keeping them still,” Jill continued.
On Wednesday, Biden addressed the accusations he has been facing in a video posted to Twitter. The former Vice President failed to apologize for his actions. At his first public appearance since the accusations in a speech at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference, Biden joked about the accusations, saying he had permission to hug a little boy on stage. This statement by Biden just shows that he really isn’t sorry for making the women feel uncomfortable.
It gets even worse. After the event at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference, Biden stated that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if more women came forward and accused him of harassment.
This whole ordeal involving Biden started when former Democratic Nevada Senator Lucy Flores alleged that Biden sexually harassed her at an event in 2014.
“I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified,” Flores said. “He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. … I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me.”
Since Flores’ initial statement, multiple other women have also come forward to explain their unfortunate events with the former Vice President.
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