Former Vice President Joe Biden may be throwing his hat into the ring to fight for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination, but the #MeToo movement may snuff out his chances.
Biden has a well documented photographic history of ‘hugging and kissing’ female supporters and acquaintances.
While no one has actually accused Biden of inappropriate behavior, in the era of the #MeToo movement, numerous images and videos of Biden have turned progressives away from him.
In this day and age, a man simply holding a woman a few seconds after a handshake or putting your hand on her back for reassurance could be viewed as inappropriate sexual behavior by progressives.
“Biden is the wrong guy to bear the standard of any party purporting to speak for the victims of unaccountable power,” wrote HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Amanda Terkel.
Biden has also faced criticism for his handling of the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas confirmation in 1991 while he chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee.
At the time, Thomas was the subject of sexual harassment allegations from Anita Hill, an employee of Thomas’ at the Department of Education.
Legal Insurrection reported:
Joe Biden may not be an Al-Franken-level groper, and he’s certainly not a Harvey-Weinstein-level offender.
But his public displays of affection for women and girls during photo ops are widely viewed as creepy, in a touchy feely kind of way.
This video of Biden snuggling the daughter of Senator Chris Coons during his swearing in ceremony is [you fill in the descriptor]:
And there is the infamous Ashton Carter swearing in ceremony where the expression on the face of Carter’s wife as she is touched by Uncle Joe symbolizes a #MeToo disgust with men who take liberties with their hands:
And there are others out there, just search YouTube for “Creepy Joe Biden.”
In the age of the #MeToo movement, in which even completely consensual contact between adults can be a career killer and cause for internet mobs, does Biden have a chance?
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