The women of “The View” don’t think much of the accusations made against Joe Biden of inappropriate behavior with women, and several said they wanted him to continue smelling women’s hair and kissing them without asking.
“Joe is a hands on kind of guy!” said Whoopi Goldberg, who asked why the accuser couldn’t have simply asked him to stop touching her.
Biden was accused by a former Nevada lawmaker of smelling her hair and kissing her in a way that made her very uncomfortable. She cited other examples of inappropriate behavior from Biden in her statement.
“It’s a long way from smelling your hair to grabbing your hoo-ha!” said Behar. “I mean let’s tell the truth.”
Behar went on to say that Biden is a “close talker,” and that she believed him because they are friends.
“I think it would be really unfortunate if we got rid of everyone who’s just an affection person, you know?” she added.
“I’ve had concerns about the ‘Me Too’ movement from the beginning,” said Abby Huntsman. “About getting to this place where you can’t have normal interactions with each other.”
She also asked if the motive behind the accusations was that the accuser wanted someone else to win the presidential nomination.
“But are we going to get to a place where we can’t shake hands?” she asked. “I worry about that. I do.”
Sunny Hostin added that there was a power dynamic with the former vice president taking advantage of his political position, but then she praised his response to the accusations. She said maybe they’ll stop seeing Biden smelling women’s hair or kisses on the forehead.
“That pisses me off,” objected Whoopi Goldberg. “Well I don’t want Joe to stop doing that!”
Meghan McCain agreed and questioned the movies of the accuser because she had supported Bernie Sanders.
Goldberg added that she was suspicious of the woman’s motives because it took so long to make her accusations known. This has been specifically cited as a problematic argument against accusers by “Me Too” movement advocates.
Here’s the video of their comments:
Hosts of ABC’s ‘The View’ Defend Biden on Unwanted Touching
Some Democrats have criticized Biden over the accusations, but others like Hollywood star Alyssa Milano support Biden despite the apparent betrayal it means against the “Me Too” movement.
On Monday another woman came out to accuse the former vice president of inappropriate behavior at an event in 2014.