In case you haven’t heard, everyone’s favorite Democrat icon Joe Biden has now had 4 accusations brought against him by women claiming that he touched them inappropriately.
Ever since Democrat Nevada politician Lucy Flores stepped forward last week to claim that Biden touched her in a way that made her uncomfortable back in 2014, 3 other women have piled on accusations against him, and some expect the situation to get worse for “Creepy Joe.”
Fox News had the following to say about the facts of each claim:
In the 2012 incident, writer D.J. Hill said Biden put his hand on her shoulder, then dropped it down her back in a way that made her "very uncomfortable" while Hill and her husband posed for pictures with him at a fundraiser in Minneapolis. Hill said her husband noticed the movement and made a joke about it.
"Only he knows his intent,” Hill told the Times, before adding, "If something makes you feel uncomfortable, you have to feel able to say it."
In the second incident, former college student Caitlyn Caruso told the paper that Biden "rested his hand on her thigh — even as she squirmed in her seat to show her discomfort — and hugged her 'just a little bit too long' at an event on sexual assault at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas." Caruso, now 22, told the paper that she was 19 at the time and had just recounted her own story of sexual assault.
"It doesn’t even really cross your mind that such a person would dare perpetuate harm like that,” Caruso told the Times. "These are supposed to be people you can trust."
On Monday, Amy Lappos, a former aide to Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., told the Hartford Courant that Biden touched her face with both hands and rubbed noses in 2009. Late last week, former Nevada politician Lucy Flores wrote that Biden had grabbed her shoulders, smelled her hair and kissed her on the back of her head at a campaign event in 2014.
Vanity Fair commented on Biden's penchant for expressing himself through touch:
In the post-#MeToo era, Joe Biden’s strange lack of personal boundaries, particularly around women, no longer appears so innocuous—the sort of cringey, old-man quirk worthy of jokey slideshows and late-night compilation videos. (The Daily Show famously produced a segment on Biden’s proclivity for invading women’s personal space entitled “The Audacity of Grope.”) So perhaps it was only a matter of time, with Biden contemplating another run for president, that a fresh allegation of unwanted touching would prompt a ferocious, Twitter-wide reassessment of the beloved former vice president.
On Friday, New York magazine’s The Cut published an anguished personal essay by former Nevada assemblywoman Lucy Flores, who alleged a “blatantly inappropriate and unnerving” 2014 encounter with the then-vice president.
The situation with Joe is dividing Democrats, with some indicating that the accusations are deserved and others (perhaps the majority) siding with Joe, claiming he is just an "affectionate, touchy-feely man."
But, the hosts of The View really took it to another level, totally sidelining the accusations against Biden and trash-talking the women who stepped forward against him.
Watch the video here, in which the hosts defend Biden's "style" and imply that the accusers are only saying what they are about Biden in an effort to keep him from running for president: