Election 2020

Joe Biden on the Hot Seat Again: Woman Rips Him for Grabbing Her Hands Without Permission

During a campaign stop in Iowa, 2020 Dem candidate and former vice president was speaking to a teacher when he went over the line

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Democratic 2020 hopeful Joe Biden has landed in more hot water.

Yes, if you can believe it, things have gotten worse this week for the embattled Dem frontrunner.

During a campaign stop in Iowa earlier in the week, Biden was speaking to a teacher in that state when he grabbed her hands without asking her first.

The teacher was not impressed.

The woman chastised Biden for getting too grabby — and afterward said his actions made her feel “uncomfortable.”

“Joe Biden left an Iowa teacher unimpressed with his canned response to her question about collective bargaining, but what she resented more was how he abruptly seized her hands and clung onto them,” the Washington Examiner reported.

The woman, Jessica Roman, “had stopped Biden, 76, as he greeted voters on Monday during the Hawkeye Area Labor Council’s Labor Day picnic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,” the outlet also noted.

“I think that he means well but, you know, he grabbed my hands right away and that was really uncomfortable.”

“The North Liberty preschool teacher, who works with special needs children, was pressing the former vice president on his plans to help unionized members of her profession under recent changes to Iowa’s collective bargaining laws when he reached for her hands.”

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“I think that he means well but, you know, he grabbed my hands right away and that was really uncomfortable,” Roman told the Washington 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,” she added.

You can watch the video of the incident below:

This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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