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Jill Biden: I Did Not Have the Courage to Speak Up to Joe When He Inappropriately Touched Me

She said it happened "[l]ike 20 years ago, and I did not have the courage to speak up then and say, 'Stop that, you're in my space'"

By NTK Staff | 05.07.2019 @11:11am


Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden told CNN’s Dana Bash that she did not have the courage 20 years ago to confront her husband former Vice President Joe Biden about inappropriately touching her during an interview on Tuesday.

In recent weeks, several women have come forward and accused the 76-year-old former vice president of having inappropriately touched them throughout the years.

Bash asked Jill Biden about these allegations and a section from her new book, “Where The Light Enters,” in which shewrote about how she was not used to Joe Biden’s public shows of affection when they first started dating.

“Yeah, he’s come from a very affectionate family. They are always touching,” Jill Biden said. “Recently I mean times have changed and Joe has heard that, you know, to back off and give people their space. And he has taken responsibility for that.”

Jill Biden then told Bash that someone had recently asked her if Joe Biden ever inappropriately touched her.

“I have to say it has happened to me,” Jill Biden said. “Like 20 years ago, and I did not have the courage to speak up then and say, ‘Stop that, you’re in my space.’ Now I would have the courage, but 20 years ago I wouldn’t. Times have changed.”

Bash followed up by asking Jill Biden if she ever confronted her husband about his inappropriate touching.

“No, I didn’t say anything to him,” Biden said, adding that’s the way he has always been but acknowledging that times have changed.

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