Did we say in the headline that Joe Biden touched a woman inappropriately? We shouldn’t have done that; after all, it’s just his “affectionate, physical style” with women sends the wrong message sometimes.
Scratch that; we were told that if it makes the woman on the receiving end uncomfortable, then it’s harassment, whether intended or not — the woman decides. And now, the same day a second woman came forward accusing Biden of appropriate touching comes this story:
Immediately after I shared my story of sexual assault during an @ItsOnUs rally in front of hundreds, I met Biden backstage.
While speaking with him, he kept his hand on my thigh. He was uncomfortably physically affectionate.
— cece (@mylovelycece) April 1, 2019
Lucy Flores is the woman who initially accused Biden in The Cut of sniffing her hair and kissing the back of her neck at a Democratic event.
I believe this qualifies as allegation #3. https://t.co/SvTNsn1FxE
— That Progressive (Comrade Vladypus) (@platypus1221) April 2, 2019
Third Joe Biden story of behavior that made women uncomfortable in four days https://t.co/q2xbjJLitj
— lobsterstyle (@lobsterstyle) April 2, 2019
We’ve seen the videos; we’re sure Biden has made plenty of women uncomfortable in his time. How many will come forward is the question.
the more time that passes, the more stories we’ll hear. if you defend this kind of behavior because you like Biden or because “it’s not text book rape or assault it’s just light public groping steeped in power inbalance masked as affection so it’s okay…”
you’re just gross. https://t.co/SFbD6Mrduf
— sheldon koppenhofer (@sheldonkopp) April 2, 2019
That's horrible. Thank you for your courage to speak up.
— Brett Banditelli (@banditelli) April 2, 2019
I'm so sorry, this isn't okay
— Lindsey Nichole (@sharpcarnival1) April 1, 2019
I mean EVERYONE knows he’s like that! Some people are probably fine with it, especially those who know him well BUT some aren’t. That’s the point of this conversation. You are ALLOWED to feel how you feel regardless of how HE meant it
— Bosimmatty (@Bos_imm) April 2, 2019
That’s just wrong. I’m genuinely sorry and I’m sorry for anyone who tries to downplay how that made you feel.
— Calle (@calleread) April 2, 2019
I’m sorry you also experienced this. Bottom line is that powerful men need to understand that there are boundaries.
— Lucy Flores (@LucyFlores) April 1, 2019
We all believe her. We just believe that there was NO sexual intent, and this is not the same as #metoo. @realDonaldTrump and @BrettKavanaugh can outright rape women and receive nods while simply stumbling into someone’s personal space makes Dems want to chew off their own arms.
— Heather Prevost (@HeatherAitch1) April 1, 2019
Huh, so Donald Trump and Brett Kavanaugh can “outright rape women”? Good work smearing Kavanaugh, Senate Democrats.
He was comforting you. Why you thought he was assaulting you during his @ItsOnUS campaign ????????
— Basel (@BaselAlwadi) April 2, 2019
Biden does a lot of “comforting.” The best part is, now that he’s woke, he’s going to have to say he believes all of the women who accuse him and just say he remembers things differently.
'Binders full of women'? Another woman accuses Joe Biden of inappropriate touching https://t.co/wUSrLvmGB8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2019