Joe Biden's wife says he must be a 'better judge of personal space' as 'women are in a different place now'
After a total of seven women accused former vice president of inappropriate conduct recently, Joe Biden's wife Jill said in an interview that he 'connects with people' through physical contact
WASHINGTON: Jill Biden says she's been the target of men invading her personal space — as some women have criticized her husband, Joe Biden, for doing.
And she says the former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate "is going to have to be a better judge of when people approach him and how he's going to react."
A total of seven women have accused former vice president of inappropriate conduct recently. After initial allegations by Nevada lieutenant governor nominee, Lucy Flores and former congressional aide Amy Lappos, five more women have added to the accusations — Caitlyn Caruso, DJ Hill, Vail Kohnert-Yount, Sofie Karasek and Ally Coll. Biden had defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. He had even been warned by advisers that his past statements and actions, including his long history of hugging and showing affection to women, would face fresh scrutiny in the 2020 campaign.
Jill Biden told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview aired Tuesday that Biden "connects with people" through physical contact, especially from "men and women looking for comfort." She says she kept silent in the past when men were in her "space." But she adds, "Women are in a different place now. We have to honor that."
She says if a man invaded her space now she'd "turn around and say, 'What do you think you're doing?'"