Joe Biden may have missed his ride.
It was no secret that Joe Biden was going to run for President in 2020. The size of his staff, combined with his rigorous speaking schedule, indicated that there would be no standing aside in the coming year for the former Vice President.
Biden himself had even slipped up during a recent speech, speaking about himself and others as “running”; a cunning political move that allowed his PR team to gauge the response of the crowd.
But now, just before Biden was seemingly set to announce his candidacy, the former VP has been rocked by 7 allegations of inappropriate contact with women.
Three more women on Wednesday came forward to accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriate touching after the potential 2020 Democrat contender released a two-minute video vowing to be “more mindful about respecting personal space.”
In interviews with the Washington Post, each of the three women detailed how Biden had made them feel uncomfortable during instances which occurred over the past several years.
The behavior has been well documented in the past, and Biden took to Twitter in an effort to distance himself today from the “creepy Uncle Joe” persona.
Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it. pic.twitter.com/Ya2mf5ODts
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 3, 2019
With Bernie Sanders having raised over $18 million so far in his push for the presidency, any further delay by Biden could be extremely costly in terms of catching the democratic socialist in the primaries.
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