An Iowa woman says an interaction with former vice president Joe Biden during which he held onto her hand in various different ways for an extended period of time made her feel "uncomfortable," according to the Washington Examiner.
The woman, a teacher who wanted to ask Biden about collective bargaining, said Biden should have asked before holding onto her hand throughout their more than a minute long interaction.
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"I think that he means well but, you know, he grabbed my hands right away and that was really uncomfortable," she told the Examiner. "He was very close and, in my mind, I'm like, this is part of our problem: Not recognizing that you need to ask first, or can I shake your hand? Not just grab your hands and hang onto them. That bothers me."
Video of the "really uncomfortable" interaction shows Biden holding her hand in three different ways, including once with both of his hands as he pulled her towards him. She did not tell Biden his actions were uncomfortable.
Multiple women have complained about Biden touching them inappropriately without permission. He has said he will be more mindful of "respecting personal space in the future."
Video of the interaction can be viewed below: