Joe Biden already has a reputation for inappropriate behavior among women especially the young ones. In past events, he has made remarks to girls as young as ten like “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking” or “…I want to see these beautiful young ladies, I want to see them dancing when they are four years older too!” He’s even be photographed in the act of inappropriately touching and kissing young girls and women at political events. So much so that he has had to publicly make statements to claim that his actions were in no way inappropriate or intended to be predatory. This has done little to fan the flames of the rumors surrounding his private behavior.

On May 28, “Creepy Joe” made an appearance again. During Presidential remarks being delivered by Biden at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia, Biden revived his alter ego when he began to speak to a young girl in the audience. An “elementary-school-aged” girl was seated near the front of the audience close to the podium position. Biden spent time to say how honored he was to be in the presence of a governor and two congressmen. Right afterward, he thanks military spouse Brittany Bean for her presence by flirting with her youngest daughter. He stops his gaze on Brittany’s youngest Margaret Catherine and says “I love those barrettes in your hair, man. I’ll tell you what.” He then comments on how she appears to be 19 years old with the way she has her legs crossed like a little lady. While the comment has been explained away as Biden attempting to include the young girl in the conversation, he paid no extra attention to any of the other three children. He also appears less enthused when addressing the girl’s mother.

If not for Biden’s track record for suspicious behavior around young girls, it could be thought to be a moment between an old man and a young girl. Some of Biden’s staunchest defenders claim that is the case. They believe he is “socially awkward” and is only trying to be sweet. Though, it has become more common for people to recognize that had his predecessor, Donald Trump, made any kind of similar gaff the media and democrat socialites would have latched to it to the bitter end. Regardless of the defenses given for Biden’s comments and behavior, the incident has spurred a roar among political opposition and the general populace. Some even state that “there is a reason they don’t let him talk in front of cameras.” Biden himself has even stated that he is not always allowed to answer questions or speak without preparation.