Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton dismissed concerns regarding Joe Biden’s apparent inappropriate touching of women and girls.
Speaking to PEOPLE magazine in an interview with her daughter Chelsea, Clinton rubbished claims against the former Vice President.
When the subject of Biden’s behavior was brought up, Clinton said, “Get over it.”
But when the magazine raises concerns about Biden’s inappropriate behavior with females, Hillary was quick to weigh in:
“For goodness’ sake, I’m sorry, I have to jump in because I’ve heard a little bit about that,” Hillary said.
“I mean, I don’t think that the Twitterverse is the American electorate, but there are lots of vocal voices that say all kinds of things,” Clinton continued.
“[Biden] is a thoroughly decent human being who has served our country honorably and well for decades,”she added.
“You could take any person who sticks their little head above the parapet and says, ‘I’m going to run for president,’ and find something that … a little annoying habit or other kind of behavior that people are going to pick apart and disagree with.”
“This man (Trump) must be defeated. People who are putting themselves forward, which believe me, is a really difficult process to undergo, should be judged on the totality of their lives and their service,” Hillary said.
“We can pick apart anybody,” Clinton argued.
“I mean, that’s a great spectator sport. But this man who’s there in the Oval Office right now poses a clear and present danger to the future of the United States. So get over it.”
Hillary then insisted that people should “look at the candidates, look at what they’ve accomplished, look at what they have fought for — and vote for anybody to get rid of Donald Trump.”
Earlier this year, Biden was accused by multiple women of touching them inappropriately, taking the total number of accusers to seven.
The allegations came after Biden appeared on video promising he’d be “more mindful” about others’ personal space, declaring “I get it.”
In an article published in The Washington Post, Vail Kohnert-Yount charged that Biden approached her to introduce herself when she was an intern in the White House in 2013.
“He then put his hand on the back of my head and pressed his forehead to my forehead while he talked to me,” Kohnert-Yount told The Post.
“I was so shocked that it was hard to focus on what he was saying.”
“I remember he told me I was a ‘pretty girl.'”
Although Kohnert-Yount said she did not consider Biden’s behavior to be “sexual assault or harassment,” she added that “it was the kind of inappropriate behavior that makes many women feel uncomfortable and unequal in the workplace.”