Joe Biden’s inappropriate behavior goes way beyond touchy-feely behavior with young girls and invading the personal space of Democratic candidates and staffers.
In his 2014 book on the Secret Service, long-time investigative reporter Ronald Kessler wrote that female Secret Service agents were upset by Biden’s habit of swimming naked in the swimming pool in the vice president’s house in Washington, D.C., and at his home outside of Wilmington, Del., while they had to stand watch.
“Agents say that, whether at the vice president’s residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a habit of swimming in his pool nude,” wrote Kessler. “Female Secret Service agents find that offensive.”
He went on to write in his book, “First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents,” that because of this habit of stripping down in front of female agents to swim, and because of frequent last-minute trips to Delaware, Secret Service agents considered an assignment to Biden’s security detail to be the second worst assignment in the Secret Service after Hillary Clinton.
In an article that in the #MeToo era seems bizarre, the magazine The Atlantic ran a story in 2014 after the release of Kessler’s book entitled, “In Defense of Naked Joe Biden” in which the writer referred to Kessler’s report on Biden as “mere gossiping about when he gets naked” saying the information has “no civic value” — ignoring the presence of the female agents and how Biden’s exhibitionism affected them.
And according to other reports, Biden didn’t just drop his clothes to take a swim but other places in the vice president’s residence as well.
According to a Nov. 14, 2017 article by Cassandra Fairbanks of Big League Politics, Biden would frequently walk around the residence naked in the presence of female agents paid to protect him.
“I mean, Stark naked… Weinstein level stuff,” a former Secret Service agent, who was not named, was quoted as saying.
He was also told Fairbanks that male agents had to protect female agents from Biden, and said one year the Christmas party for agents and naval personnel at the vice president’s home on the property of the Naval Observatory had to be canceled because if held, “…Biden would grope all of our wive’s and girlfriend’s asses.”
“He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible,” the agent said. He told Fairbanks that on one occasion, a Secret Service agent was suspended because Biden had cupped his girlfriend’s breast while they were having their photo taken with him, and that the agent had shoved Biden in response.
He added that male agents would make up things to get the female agents away from Biden as they felt unsafe.
Meanwhile, a Connecticut woman came forward on Monday, saying Joe Biden touched her inappropriately in 2009 when she was a congressional staffer and said she doesn’t think he should run for president, but should instead support a female candidate.
Lucy Flores, the Nevada legislator who said she was horrified when Biden came up behind her and smelled her hair on the campaign trail when she was running for lieutenant governor in 2014, told CBS News on Monday that she wouldn’t vote for Biden in the primary if he does enter the race. On Sunday, she’d said that Biden should say sorry for the way he’s treated her and other women.
“He should apologize and acknowledge the way his behavior makes people feel ― makes women feel,” she told the Huffington Post.
Author: Margaret Menge