On Tuesday during an interview with POLITICO, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that she doesn't think the allegations against Joe Biden should keep him from running in 2020. However, she did invite him to "join the straight arm club."
"I don't think it's disqualifying,” Pelosi said, “He has to understand in the world that we're in now that people's space is important to them, and what's important is how they receive it and not necessarily how you intended it.”
This all comes after Lucy Flores, a former Nevada Assemblywoman, released an essay last week about how Biden kissed her on the head in 2014. After that report surfaced, a second from Amy Lappos followed, accusing him of grabbing her head and rubbing noses with her in 2009.
Biden has said that he does not remember any these incidents, but if they happened: "it was never my intention."
"It is how it's received, so to say, 'I'm sorry that you were offended' is not an apology," Pelosi added. "'I'm sorry I invaded your space,' but not, 'I'm sorry you were offended.' What's that? That's not accepting the fact that people think differently about communication."
The former Vice President has yet to announce his plans for a 2020 presidential campaign.
"I'm a member of the straight arm club ... just pretend you have a cold and I have a cold," Pelosi said. "He's an affectionate person, to children, to senior citizens, to everyone, but that's just not the way."