House President Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that Joe Biden's alleged inappropriate touch should not interrupt his political career but suggested that the former vice president join the "right club" to keep people at a safe distance.
"I do not think he is disqualifying," Pelosi said in an interview with Politiko. "He has to understand in the world that we are at the moment that people's space is important to them, and what is important is how they get it, not necessarily how you intended it."
She advises Biden to keep up with people she interacts with – especially women.
"I'm a member of the club with a straight hand," she said. "I just pretend to have a cold and have a cold."
The Democratic Party leader said he was known for Biden, who is expected to enter the presidential race in 2020, and noted that he is a "tied person ̵
"Join the club with a straight hand if you want," Pelosi said.
Two women publicly accused Biden of touching them without their consent.
Lucy Flores Former Judge in Nevada, Biden said, putting his hands on her shoulders, sniffing her hair and kissing the back of her head at a rally in a 2014 campaign
California's Pelosi said at the time of the movement #MeToo, Biden must understand how people look at his behavior, not what he intends.
"It's important for the vice president and others to understand [that] is not what you intended, that's how it was received. Even in your marriage, if your husband does not think you are communicating, you will not communicate, "she said.
In a statement published on Sunday in response to Flores' allegations, Biden said that during his many years, "He offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support, and comfort." "And not once – never – I did not believe I was acting inappropriately," he continued. "If I'm offered to do it, I will listen with respect. But that was never my intention. "