One of the more disconcerting habits of President Joe Biden (to say the least) is his well-documented tendency to get uncomfortably close to young girls and women while posing for photographs, actions that were repeatedly caught on video during his time as a senator and then vice president.
Now, a report from a right-leaning independent news site claims that one 14-year-old girl has alleged Biden inappropriately touched her chest during a swearing-in ceremony for a relative in 2015, when she was just 8 — and it was all caught on tape.
That apparent admission looks to have occurred in the comment section of a social media post, according to the report.
Unacceptable behavior, if true
According to the report, the girl, Maria Piacesi, would have posed for a photo alongside Biden on Jan. 3, 2015, when the then-vice president was overseeing the swearing-in of Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), who is said to be related to Maria’s parents.
The incident was caught by C-SPAN’s cameras — in a video clip the network has since taken down — and, at the very least, it is clear that the young girl was visibly uncomfortable with what Biden was doing to her.
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The report claims that in the comment section of a TikTok video she had posted of the incident, Piacesi replied “yes” when asked if Biden had pinched her inappropriately, but then she apparently deleted that comment.
Asked why the reply had been deleted, Piacesi reportedly responded, “I have friends that would no longer be friends with me if they knew that.”
A disconcerting pattern
The report hasn’t been independently verified, but if true, it does follow a pattern of odd and arguably inappropriate behavior by the now-president.
The Hill had reported in 2019, prior to Biden officially entering the presidential race, that multiple women had come forward to publicly share their accounts of moments where the Democrat had touched them inappropriately.
One who told her story was a 22-year-old woman named Caitlyn Caruso. She alleged that, when she was 19, Biden had rested his hand on her thigh and ignored her squirms of discomfort, then hugged her “just a little bit too long.” The incident reportedly occurred at a sexual assault prevention event at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in which Caruso herself spoke of a prior attack.
Numerous other women have shared similar tales, but virtually all of them were ignored or dismissed by a media that was clearly on board with Biden’s candidacy last fall. The complicity is sickening.