Former Vice President Joe Biden hasn't even announced his candidacy for president, but he's already facing pressure to quit amid a series of entirely predictable accusations that he engaged in "unwanted touching" with female associates.
Few would disagree that Biden's notoriously "hands-on" approach to social interactions is, at best, a little creepy. That said, a number of prominent female Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, have said they don't believe the accusations should disqualify Biden from the Democratic primary.
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Biden's critics, meanwhile, have been all too willing to ignore evidence of his devout feminism, including his noble campaign to end the scourge of manspreading. They also routinely fail to mention that the victims of Biden's inappropriate social touching are by no means exclusively female. Here are 16 examples of the former veep engaging in problematic physical contact with other men.
1) Barack Obama
2) Francois Hollande
3) Martin O'Malley
4) G.K. Butterfield
5) Michael Adler
6) George Miller
7) Amtrak Chairman Anthony Coscia
8) Gordon Brown
9) Ehud Barak
10-11) These children
12-13) John Boehner
14) John Kerry
15) Colombian President Andres Pastrana
16) Racist Senator Strom Thurmond