This news isn’t going anywhere any time soon, folks.
Amid several allegations against Joe Biden for inappropriately touching women at campaign events and the like, “Saturday Night Live” put together a skit mocking the former vice president and his non-apology for his behavior.
In the skit at “Biden’s 2020 campaign headquarters,” actor and former SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis as Biden participates in a “sensitivity training” session as recommended by members of his campaign team.
“I’m a hugger, I’m a kisser and I’m a little bit of a sniffer, OK?” Sudeikis tells his team. “The last thing I ever want to do is offend anyone.”
His team brings in a consultant, played by Kate McKinnon, to lead the sensitivity training and explain why some of his behavior “crosses the line,” they tell Sudeikis.
As soon as McKinnon enters the room, Biden pulls her in much too close for comfort.
“So this is exactly the kind of thing that I’m here to prevent … Ideally, when you meet a female stranger for the first time, there would be no kisses or hugs of any kind,” says McKinnon.
“But that’s the human connection, OK? That’s my whole thing,” Sudeikis replies.
He goes on to struggle throughout the entire session with what constitutes proper behavior with women and what boundaries he should be keeping.
After the training is complete, McKinnon asks if Sudeikis “learned anything today.”
“Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. I mean, not really, no,” he responds. “The important thing, I think, is that I’m listening. I hear you, and I feel you. I feel you. OK? So, come on. Let’s hug it out, America. What do you say? ‘Biden and some woman in 2020,’ right? We can do this!”
Check out the skit below.
As MRCTV reported, Biden in a video last week vowed to “be more mindful and respectful of people’s personal space” amid mounting allegations of inappropriate behavior and said that it was his "responsibility" to do so, though he stopped short of an apology to the women who claim he made them feel uncomfortable in his interactions with them.
On Friday during his first public appearance since the allegations, Biden said that he is "not sorry for any of my intentions," reports The Hill.
"I’m not sorry for anything that I have ever done," said Biden. "I have never been disrespectful intentionally to a man or a woman. So that’s not the reputation I’ve had since I was in high school, for God’s sake."
Seven women have come forward with similar claims that Biden inappropriately touched them.
He and his campaign continue to move forward with plans to potentially run for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.