The leading Democrat challenger to President Trump is in trouble.
A scandal about inappropriate touching threatens to overwhelm their campaign.
And what they just said about touching a child was something no one could believe.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the primary polls for the Democrat nomination.
But his bid was thrown in to chaos when multiple women came forward to allege that his inappropriate touching made them feel uncomfortable.
In the “Me Too” era this is a death sentence for a Democrat since their party depends on single women and feminists to make up a large part of their coalition.
Biden knew he was facing a massive crisis and tried to address the growing scandal with a written statement and a video posted to social media.
The former Vice President tried to use humor to put the scandal behind him.
In a speech before an electoral workers union, Biden invited children up on stage and joked that they gave him permission to touch them.
Biden calls kids up on stage, puts his arm around a boy and says “by the way, he gave me permission to touch him” pic.twitter.com/XkfrgtwYC8
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 5, 2019
Biden also joked about hugging the union president with the man’s consent.
NK Networks reports:
Former Vice President Joe Biden made a joke about the allegations of inappropriate touching that several women have made in the past week while addressing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) conference on Friday.
“I just want you to know, I had permission to hug Lonnie,” Biden said, referring to IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson, to whom Biden gave a shoulder pat before taking the stage.
“I don’t know man,” Biden added, before laughing.
Biden may get through this initial phase, but he has yet to face incoming fire from fellow Democrats – especially from one of the female candidates – about this scandal.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.