VIDEO: Students shocked by 'creepy' footage of Biden touching women

  • Vice President Joe Biden's chances of becoming the Democratic nominee for president are increasing.
  • At the start of his candidacy, Campus Reform asked students how they felt about Biden's behavior around women.

With the Democratic presidential primary now a two-man race between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden, Campus Reform revisits when Biden first entered the presidential race, and students Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips spoke with were appalled by Biden's "creepy" behavior toward women.

In April 2019, Phillips traveled to the University of Iowa and showed students footage of Biden touching women and girls on their shoulders and stroking their hair, among other things. 

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Watch how students reacted: 


In Iowa, Biden placed a distant fourth place in the Democratic presidential caucuses. He didn't do much better in New Hampshire. In Nevada, he showed some improvement, but most recently, in South Carolina and in Super Tuesday states, Biden topped each of his other Democratic opponents, making the race for the Democratic nomination essentially between him and Sanders. 

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Younger voters in the Democratic primary tend to favor Sanders while Biden is more popular among older Americans. Some attribute that to Sanders' self-described "Democratic socialist" policies and young Americans' growing affinity for those types of policies. But could Biden's behavior toward women and girls also pose a challenge to the former vice president as he attempts to win over younger voters? 

Campus Reform reached out to more than a dozen College Democrats student groups across the country but did not hear back in time for publication. 

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Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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