A pro-Trump political action committee has released a new ad targeting Joe Biden as the former vice president faces accusations that he inappropriately touched women. In the minute-long spot titled "Creepy Joe Biden," the Great America PAC suggests that Biden is setting the wrong example for America's children, as audio of Biden accuser Lucy Flores detailing her encounter plays in the background.
A former Nevada assemblywoman, The Cut, Flores called the alleged incident "demeaning and disrespectful."approached her from behind, smelled her hair and kissed her head at a 2014 campaign event. In a piece she wrote for New York Magazine's
"Our children are watching. What example will we set for them?" the ad questions, urging supporters to head to the website StopJoeBiden.com. That site asks users to donate to the PAC, claiming members of the Democratic party "don't care about women" as they "attempt to sweep recent allegations against Joe Biden under the rug."
"This behavior is unacceptable and should instantly disqualify anyone considering running for the highest public office in 2020," the PAC added.
The ad features questionable clips of both Stephanie Carter, the wife of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and Maggie Coons, the daughter of Biden confidant Sen. Chris Coons encountering Biden.defending the former vice president.
The new campaign is the latest effort by Republicans to discredit Biden's record as he continues to weigh whether or not to enter the 2020 Democratic presidential field. Bidenof the politician, calling the life-long politician
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke weighed in Wednesday on the accusations against the vice president. Like several of the other contenders, O'Rourke is of the opinion that "we need to listen" to the allegations, and it should "also to be part of the conversation about either his candidacy or how he fares as a contender for the nomination if he jumps in."
The Biden team has since issued a statement, condemning the so-called touching controversies as "insidious," and as "smears" and "forgeries" against the former vice president, carried out by "right wing trolls" looking to exploit the Biden family "for their own gain."
Bidenin which he acknlowedged that "social norms are changing" and vowed to be "more mindful about respecting personal space in the future."
While he still considers politics to be about personal connection, Biden said he "will be more mindful and respectful of people's personal space."