Twitter user Richard Armande Mills (@RAMRANTS) put together a number of clips showing just how incredibly creepy former Vice President Biden has been when he interacts with women, many times just little girls.
Nicole Perlroth from the New York Times found out about Mills’ thread and is demanding that Twitter “handle it.”
— Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) November 14, 2017
“A new alt-right fake news meme”? IT’S UNEDITED VIDEO PROOF!! Follow the thread.
It’s time to talk about former Vice President Joe Biden, the open sexual predator. A thread/moment…
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) November 13, 2017
Needless to say, Twitter users weren’t happy with Perlroth’s take on the video proof of Biden being a creep.
Unedited CSPAN footage is “alt-right”, “fake”, “news” and “fake news”. https://t.co/qGH8esdeht
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) November 14, 2017
— Jackie Danicki (@veryjackie) November 15, 2017
You’re delusional. It’s not alt right. It’s not a meme. It’s literally caught on tape.
— Beverly C. Hembree (@heyyitsbev_) November 14, 2017
IT’S RECORDED ON TAPE! 🙄
— 🇺🇸❤️Amy❤️🇺🇸 (@liberty_2004) November 14, 2017
Any political junkie blessed with more than a few memory cells knows that he has an extensive history of being a handsy creep. Check the CSPAN tapes and see for yourself.
— Jake Wilhelm (@JakeWilhelm5) November 14, 2017
Watch the videos. Watch the faces of the girls and women in the videos. If that doesn’t disturb you past your partisanship, then you are beyond reason.
— Minapo (@peko3417) November 14, 2017
This issue has nothing to do with “new alt right” It’s about appropriate adult behaviour that protects the rights of a child. That’s all.
— Lianne (@liannerowepop) November 14, 2017
Wow. You don’t like the message so it’s Alt-Right? Take a quick look at @RAMRANTS tweets, Biden is too familiar with females,@DNC playbook, unwanted touching made them uncomfortable, what do you call it?
— Susan Reif (@susanmreif) November 15, 2017
Video, audio, pictures, all from MSM. That’s not an ‘alt-right fake news meme”, it is just an inconvenient reality.
— motionview (@motionview) November 14, 2017
You watch over a dozen videos of Biden clearly being predatory towards a minor, yet you defend him.
You are the epitome of a partisan hack. https://t.co/cinVNoG38K
— Devin Sena (@DevinSenaUI) November 14, 2017
As Nico Lang pointed out on The Daily Dot, the kind of unsolicited touching Biden initiated is sexual harassment, plain and simple. It is also an expression of a very sexist sort of power. “When a man touches a woman without asking,” Lang writes, “he’s doing so because he feels entitled to access to her body.”
When Biden kisses and touches in public, his offenses often get mocked, shared and re-tweeted. But in the moment, the women at the receiving end of their unsolicited attentions undoubtedly feel like they need to stand there, frozen smiles on their faces, pretending to be cool with it all. And that’s almost as upsetting as the touching itself.