Joe Biden in 2018: ‘Nothing Justifies’ Touching a Woman ‘Without Her Consent’

by Peter Hasson


Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently under fire for his reported habit of touching women without their consent, said in 2018 that there is no justification for touching women without their consent.

Four women have come forward to say Biden made them uncomfortable by invading their personal space, including grabbing their shoulders and smelling their hair.

“Nothing justifies a man laying a hand on a woman without her consent. Look, you need consent,” Biden said in an April 2018 video interview with feminist media outlet Makers.

He offered several examples of out-of-bounds behavior, ranging from rape to unwanted touching.

“If the woman is totally drunk and inebriated, she can’t give consent, it’s rape. It’s rape if you cannot give consent. It is assault. A woman could get up and walk down the street here stark naked, no man has a right to lay a hand on her,” Biden said.

“There is no justification. She can be arrested for indecent exposure, but no man has a right to lay their hand on [her],” he added.

Biden pledged Wednesday to be more careful about respecting “personal space” in a video he posted to Twitter.

“Social norms are changing,” Biden said in the video.

“I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it.”

Biden did not include an apology in the video.

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  1. Ron W

    Joe should quit while he’s ahead. There are longtime YouTube videos of him in very inappropriate touching and fondling of underaged girls in public at Senate swearing in ceremonies where new members had their families. He’s possibly being forced out by the far left of the Democratic Party. They will probably get around to that if he doesn’t “fade into the sunset”.