The whole neck-nuzzling and hair-sniffing thing became such a distraction that Joe Biden actually put out a video explaining his behavior and promising not to do it anymore … and for the most part, Biden has kept his nose out of women’s hair on the campaign trail.
However, Vox is throwing him under the bus for calling a woman “sweetheart.”
Biden called the moderator of an LGBTQ forum "a lovely person" while onstage, and she says he called her "a real sweetheart" backstage.
She called the comments "a little condescending," and said, "It’s 2019, you shouldn’t be calling women sweethearts." https://t.co/8f7BSxoClt
— Vox (@voxdotcom) September 21, 2019
Anya van Wagtendonk spills the dirt:
[Lyz] Lenz also referred to Biden’s comments in February in which he referred to Vice President Mike Pence, a vocal opponent of many LGBTQ rights, as a “decent guy.” (Biden walked back those comments on Twitter shortly afterwards, saying there is “nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights.”)
At the forum, Biden said that this was how one must speak when attempting to reach across the aisle “when you want to get things done.” When Lenz pushed back, saying Pence has not been decent to queer people, Biden responded, “You’re a lovely person.”
Lenz wrote on Twitter afterwards that Biden also called her “a real sweetheart” backstage. She later called these interactions “a little condescending,” and told the USA Today, “It’s 2019, you shouldn’t be calling women sweethearts.”
But it’s Uncle Joe … come on, man, give him a break! It’s funny if you’re a man asking about his son’s business dealings in Ukraine he’ll wave his finger in your face (or maybe challenge you to a wrestling match), but if you’re a woman who asks an uncomfortable question, he says, “You’re a lovely person.”
— Lyz a real sweetheart (@lyzl) September 21, 2019
“You’re a lovely person,” Biden tells the moderator to laugher.
“Just asking the questions people want to know,” she replied pic.twitter.com/DB10NGuBCP
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) September 21, 2019
— Mr. Nuclear Cocaine (@MrNukemCocaine) September 21, 2019
Who needs Ukrainian help then Vox is writing articles like this. https://t.co/Oh0u7gDGZF
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 21, 2019
Earlier that evening she complained about having to introduce yet another old white man onto a campaign stage…
— Brian McKeon (@Bbbmckeon) September 21, 2019
“It’s 2019, you shouldn’t be giving affectionate compliments to women”
— Annette Liko (@AnnieLiko) September 21, 2019
Folks, as you’re stepping over those egg shells on your way into the voting booth, remember that these people can never be made happy, so go ahead and pull the lever for Trump.
— Patrick Albanese (@patrickalbanese) September 21, 2019
Biden denies this. Says he's sure there's a dictabelt recording of his comments….
— John Breads (@JohnBreads) September 21, 2019
Dictabelt … that’s good. Either that or a shellac 78 for the old record player.
Did he sniff her hair and touch her shoulders whilst giving the compliments?
— Sublimecraft (@ATSublimecraft) September 21, 2019
he’s not PC enough! – Hit the road Joe. and don’t ya come back no more…
— Rhode Island Red (@Rome_Fell) September 21, 2019
I know it’s 2019 but I don’t care, sweetheart.
— Arturo (@RoadRunnerI80) September 21, 2019
Oh, darlin' that is so 2019 to assume the WORST possible inferrence in every exchange.
— Rani ~ Science Skeptic 🌎 (@MilitaryRosary) September 21, 2019
Is this tweet for real?
— Maer Roshan (@MaerRoshan) September 21, 2019
This is the kind of absolute nonsense reporting that gave us Trump. This is the “but her emails” that will lead to more fascist, racist, misogynistic, environment-killing, xenophobic policies.
— Lisso (@Emmie_Elle) September 21, 2019
That’s why we’re drawing attention to it, duh.
If you people want Joe Biden, this is what you get. Get used to it.
— Candy Lamb (@candylamb47) September 21, 2019
Joe Biden says his child care tax credit would put 720 million women back into the workforce (video) https://t.co/YItFRnQCGp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 17, 2019