Joe Biden blasted for getting 'too close' to Capitol cop's kid in viral clip: 'Catch predator'
Joe Biden has been hailed for signing a bill to award Congressional gold medals to the police officers who protected the Capitol building from Donald Trump’s supporters earlier this year. But, he is also facing criticisms for getting too close to one of the cop's kids. The president signed the legislation on Thursday, August 5, after two police officers who responded to the January 6 riots took their lives.
During the event, he told an audience of members of law enforcement, lawmakers, and families of fallen police officers, “While the attack on our values and our votes shocked and saddened the nation, our democracy did survive. Truth defeated lies. We did overcome. And that's because of the women and men of the US Capitol Police, Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department and other law enforcement officials we honor today.”
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“America owes you a debt we can never fully repay. But I know receiving this award is bittersweet,” he added while remembering more than 140 officers who fought against Trump’s supporters during the January 6 riots. The pro-Trump crowd had stormed the Capitol to decertify the victory of Biden, who was the President-elect at the time.
For the Thursday occasion, Biden invited the officers’ children, and the video of his interaction with them has gone viral on the internet for all the wrong reasons. The Daily Caller tweeted a clip of the event that showed Biden sitting on a chair while welcoming the kids. It also showed a little girl coming towards him as the 78-year-old put his right hand around her waist and seemed to say something in her ears. The caption of the clip read, “Biden invites the children of officers who defended the Capitol on Jan 6 to help him sign the bill honoring them with Congressional Gold Medals.”
Biden invites the children of officers who defended the Capitol on Jan 6 to help him sign the bill honoring them with Congressional Gold Medals— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 5, 2021
But there were many on the internet who did not waste time in calling Biden a “pervert.” A user tweeted, “Before I even watched this, I knew what Biden was going to do — and he does it with impunity time and time again, which is so sad.” The second one wrote, “Pervert.” “Michael Jackson and Uncle Joe are going to be comparing notes amongst the flames soon…” the third angrily said.
Before I even watched this, I knew what Biden was going to do — and he does it with impunity time and time again, which is so sad.— Sam Di₿iase (@45572) (@IRONSAM96) August 5, 2021
Pervert— Ramon Longoria (@RamonLongoria91) August 5, 2021
Michael Jackson and Uncle Joe are going to be comparing notes amongst the flames soon… 😡— andrew irwin (@andrewi58168339) August 6, 2021
A person even asked, “Is he sniffing the kid or trying to whisper in her ear?” Another one suggested, “Next on How To Catch A Predator.” “At 11 seconds he suddenly remembered what his close circle kept screaming at him in the prep session, ‘Don't sniff and grope kids on camera!!!’” a comment read. “The sad part is the world is watching this. You think Putin or Xi would allow him around their granddaughters?” another user questioned.
Is he sniffing the kid or trying to whisper in her ear?— 𝕽𝖊𝖆𝖌𝖆𝖓 (@Ronald_Reagan__) August 6, 2021
Next on How To Catch A Predator:— Pissed Off American Dad (@HunterNeill2) August 5, 2021
At 11 seconds he suddenly remembered what his close circle kept screaming at him in the prep session, "Don't sniff and grope kids on camera!!!"— BiotechObserver (@BiotechObserver) August 5, 2021
The sad part is the world is watching this. You think Putin or Xi would allow him around their granddaughters?— scott (@ribreg1) August 6, 2021
According to reports, Biden has a history of making women and kids uncomfortable in his presence. In 2019, former Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores accused him of touching her inappropriately at a campaign rally in 2014 when he was the vice president of the US. In an essay for New York Magazine, she wrote: “As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders. I froze. ‘Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?’ I felt him get closer to me from behind. He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, ‘I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?’ He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was shocked.”
The same year, former House aide Amy Lappos alleged that during a 2009 fundraiser, Biden -- nicknamed ‘Creepy Uncle Joe' -- had forcibly rubbed noses with her. She, though, mentioned the encounter as non-sexual, she added: “When he was pulling me in. I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.”