Joe Biden is currently one of the 3,458 people running to be the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and his campaign has reminded people of something very important: Biden loves to give questionable advice to young women. After a tweet went viral about one recent interaction Biden had with a 13-year-old in Iowa, people started remembering some of the other “advice” he’s given throughout the years. Here, a look into what the former vice president has said:
“You’ve got one job here, keep the guys away from your sister.”
As Liz Goodwin, a political reporter at The Boston Globe, shared on Twitter, Biden was in an Iowa coffee shop when he met a voter’s 13-year-old granddaughter. Upon doing so, he turned to her brothers and said, “You’ve got one job here, keep the guys away from your sister.”
“No dating till you’re 30, okay?”
Peter Sagal, the host of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me on NPR, tweeted that he met Biden about 10 years ago. Sagal told Biden his daughters were at home, so they gave them a call. When he got on the phone, Biden said, “Hey, girls… this is Joe Biden. Listen, no dating til you’re 30, okay?”
“No serious guys until you’re 30.”
Back in 2013, it was reported that Biden gave Sen. Orrin Hatch’s granddaughter this very advice.
“I hope you have a big fence around the house!”
Then in 2015, it was reported that Biden told Sen. Orrin Hatch’s granddaughter he hopes she has a “big fence around the house.” Not technically advice but still not great!
“Just remember, no dates ’til you’re 30.”
In 2011—you guessed it—Biden repeated this phrase over and over to young relatives of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Sen. John Thune during a swearing in ceremony.
“He told me not to date boys until I’m 30!”
And a few months before the swearing in, he reportedly also told a 12-year-old, who took a picture with the vice president, the above advice.
“You have one job: Keep boys away from your sister.”
According to CNN, in 2012, Biden went to visit a fire department in North Carolina and told a young girl, “No dates until you’re 30,” and told the brother of another young girl, “You have one job: Keep boys away from your sister.”
Biden is nothing if not consistent. As such, this post will continue to be updated as more of his dating advice comes to light.