Although the audience laughed and the remarks appeared innocuous, Biden’s words could be seen otherwise in a broader context.
Only on Sunday, at another campaign stop in New Hampshire, Biden was stopped in his tracks by a heckler who shouted, “Don’t touch kids, you pervert!”
After the initial shock, Biden broke into a smile and proclaimed, “All right, well you know, this is a democracy,” he said.
But the former Vice President has also made bizarre comments in the past about his engagement with children. In June 2017, he described kids rubbing the wet hair on his legs during the time he served as a pool lifeguard.
“I got a lot of — I got hairy legs that turn … blonde in the sun,” Biden said. “And the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again. They’d look at it.”
Biden entered his presidential campaign under the cloud of sexual misconduct allegations, including a complaint from former Democratic Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores that Biden inappropriately kissed her and smelled her hair.
When asked about this incident and others, Biden told “The View,” “Look, I’m really sorry if what I did in talking to them and trying to console that in fact they took it a different way. It’s my responsibility to make sure that I bend over backwards to try to understand how not to do that.”
Author: David Krayden
Source: Daily Caller: At Campaign Rally, Biden Promises ‘Something Special’ For Kids ‘Under 15’