Two more women are accusing former Vice President Joe Biden of invading their personal space and touching them in a way that felt uncomfortable, according to a Tuesday New York Times report.
Caitlyn Caruso said Biden put his hand on her thigh and hugged her “just a little bit too long” at a University of Nevada event on sexual assault.
Dr. J Hill also told the Times that Biden put his hand on her shoulder and back at a fundraising event in Minneapolis.
“Only he knows his intent,” Hill said. She cited the changing times, saying “if something makes you feel uncomfortable, you have to feel able to say it.”
They join former Nevada Lt. Gov. nominee Lucy Flores and former congressional aide Amy Lappos in expressing discomfort with the former Vice President’s touchiness.
On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) vouched for Biden as an affectionate, loving man, but said that he has to recognize the changing times and join the “straight-arm club,” or opt for a handshake.
One woman, Stephanie Carter, wife of former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, nipped rumors in the bud accompanying a photo of Biden with his hands on her shoulders: she said that he is a friend, and it was an innocuous moment of support and comfort.