Watch: Things Get Really Awkward Between Biden, Female Senator When He Holds Her Hand Too Long

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) after the signing of the CHIPS and Science Act, 8/9/22 (Credit: PBS NewsHour)

President Joe Biden is so infamous for the way he acts around women (too-long hugs, sniffing their hair, holding their hands for way longer than necessary, other inappropriate actions) that even CNN did a “report” about it in 2016 that should have outraged anyone watching it due to the offensively cutesy nature of how they framed his penchant for getting touchy-feely with women (and, even more disturbingly, young girls) as he’s talking to them.

The story, which was narrated by CNN’s Jeanne Moos, included several clips of what they described as a notoriously “overly handsy” Biden, including the awkward moment from August 2016 when the former VP was seen hugging then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in a tight embrace for approximately 16 seconds while on an airport tarmac in Pennsylvania:

Unfortunately, Biden is still at it. Also, unfortunately, the mainstream media seems all too willing to overlook or scoff over how often it occurs.

Take a look at the below video, which came just after Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law Tuesday at a ceremony where he forgot he shook hands with Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and where he repeatedly coughed into his own during his speech just days after reportedly testing negative for COVID after catching a “rebound” case.

As Biden is going down the line shaking more hands, he pauses in front of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) as Vice President Kamala Harris and others look on. Instead of letting Cantwell’s hand go after briefly speaking to her, he holds on to it for nearly 30 seconds, which prompted her towards the end of the clip to jerk her hand away just as politely and firmly as she could.

Watch:

Here’s a larger version of the video clip, cued up to start right at the moment they begin interacting:

Biden’s cringe moment with Sen. Cantwell was reminiscent of another from June of this year, where he couldn’t seem to keep his hands off of Fabiola Yáñez, the girlfriend of Argentina’s president Alberto Fernandez, all of which happened in the presence of First Lady Jill Biden, who gestured animatedly during their meeting as though nothing unusual was going on:

Good grief, he is just so creepy (not to mention disrespectful!). If I ever had to be face to face with Biden I’d stand at a distance far enough away that he couldn’t touch me. I don’t care what kind of bogus excuses Democrats and their apologists in the mainstream press make for him, this is just not normal, acceptable behavior for anyone – especially not from a man who we’ve been told absolutely adores his wife.

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