Vice President Joe Biden slammed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday, accusing him of “sexual assault” for comments Trump made over a decade ago, in which he joked privately with a TV anchor about groping women.
Biden tweeted: “The words are demeaning. Such behavior is an abuse of power. It’s not lewd. It’s sexual assault. –Joe.
The words are demeaning. Such behavior is an abuse of power. It’s not lewd. It’s sexual assault. –Joe
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 8, 2016
An “assault” requires immediate apprehension of offensive bodily contact, so it is not clear who was assaulted by a joke secretly recorded on a live mic.
However, since Biden is something of an authority on groping, perhaps his definition of sexual assault should be considered.
By his own definition, Biden is a serial sexual assault perpetrator.
Even a few liberal outlets have noted Biden’s habits. New York magazine called Biden “the president of Awkwardly Whispering in Women’s Ears.” And Gawker said: “Joe Biden, We Need to Talk About the Way You Touch Women.”
But perhaps it would be best simply to hold Biden to his own standard: he is a chronic sex offender. Lock him up.