Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has found himself in hot water this week after a video surfaced showing him inappropriately touching a sexual assault survivor during a campaign stop in Iowa.
The American Mirror reported that the woman approached Biden at the campaign stop to talk about the trauma she went through during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. She then asked the former Vice President what he plans to do about conservatives on the Supreme Court.
Biden responded by invading the woman’s space and touching her inappropriately repeatedly while also shooting down suggestions to counter the conservative court as nonstarters. He also bragged about efforts he made decades ago to stop violence against women.
Sexual assault survivor in Iowa tells Biden she was horrified by Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Court and wants to know how Dems will counter the GOP’s Court takeover: “I just want to know what the plan is?”
Biden, in reply, basically admits he has no plan. pic.twitter.com/jIfk0hm149
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) July 5, 2019
Objective reporting for the educated American.
The video was shared to social media by Brian Fallon, a former aide to Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Eric Holder.
“Sexual assault survivor in Iowa tells Biden she was horrified by Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Court and wants to know how Dems will counter the GOP’s Court takeover: ‘I just want to know what the plan is?’” Fallon wrote. “Biden, in reply, basically admits he has no plan.”
Biden, who has been accused of inappropriately touching women in the past, was immediately blasted by social media users for the way he behaved towards the sexual assault survivor.
“Jesus Christ, she told him to his face that she is a sexual assault survivor and he cannot help himself but to put his finger all in her very personal space, hold her hand too long, and grab her arm. No self awareness at all,” one social media user commented, with another adding, “I find Biden’s not being able to keep his hands off of women and girls disgusting. That so many refuse to recognize that, in his powerful position, he intimidates women this way, is willfully ignorant.”
“Ugh…the way he’s prolongingly touching her and gazing directly into her eyes, while in her personal space, while talking AT her with no answer to her question whatsoever. What a creep!” a third user commented.
This comes months after former Nevada Democratic candidate Lucy Flores accused Biden of touching her inappropriately during his time as vice president. During a 2014 campaign rally, Flores was waiting to go onstage when she claimed to have “felt two hands on my shoulders.”
“Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?” she recalled, according to Fox News.
She alleged that Biden sniffed her hair and “proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head.”
This was an incredibly difficult thing to do, but something that felt necessary. It took awhile before I found the words and the support that made me feel like this was finally a story I could tell. https://t.co/Sr5Go3xuTe
— Lucy Flores (@LucyFlores) March 29, 2019
Flores was left feeling triggered and motionless by the experience.
“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,” Flores wrote, adding that she “felt powerless to do anything about it.”
Though Biden remains the frontrunner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, he has seen his numbers plummet in recent weeks. His latest inappropriate touching scandal will surely do nothing to improve his numbers with leftwing voters.