CNN’s Smerconish: There Are Reasons Not to Support Biden for POTUS, But His ‘Tactile Nature’ Isn’t One of Them

CNN’s Michael Smerconish defended former Vice President Joe Biden this morning and recalled a moment when “he hugged me too.”

Smerconish recalled his 2016 interview with Biden and said they “embraced” beforehand.

“It seemed natural, despite the fact that I’m not particularly close to Joe Biden,” he said, before elaborating:

“I know what some of you are thinking. ‘Yeah, but you’re a man.’ And that’s true, and I don’t seek to minimize the feelings of women who believe he was too close for their comfort. If they think it, then he was. I only wish to suggest that this is how he is with men and women.”

“There are reasons not to support Joe Biden for president, but his tactile nature isn’t one of them,” he concluded.

You can watch above, via CNN.

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