Presidential candidate Joe Biden was criticized for once again getting too close to a young girl after he promised to respect women's personal space and act more appropriately.
The interaction happened with a 10-year-old girl at a campaign stop in Houston.
Reporter Felicia Sonmez of the Washington Post immediately flagged the interaction as contrary to his promises.
"In a somewhat odd moment at tonight's AFT town hall," Sonmez tweeted, "Biden tells a 10-year-old girl, 'I'll bet you're as bright as you are good-looking.'"
In a somewhat odd moment at tonight's AFT town hall, Biden tells a 10-year-old girl, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as… https://t.co/2xKRLeWW3A— Felicia Sonmez (@Felicia Sonmez)1559083705.0
"He takes her over to the assembled reporters," Sonmez said, "then stands behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders while he's talking."
"Recall that Biden filmed a video last month in which he vowed to respect women's personal space," she added in a second tweet. "Seems he hasn't quite gotten the message."
In videos of the campaign stop, Biden tells the girl, "I bet you're as bright as you are good looking."
After she answers that she's interested in journalism, so Biden grabs her and whisks her away to the back of the room where the reporters are covering the event.
He continues grasping her by the shoulders, and at one point leans in very close to her head.
Biden takes a question from a ten year old who tells him her favorite subject in school is journalism, so after ans… https://t.co/T5mKQKRQWA— Garrett Haake (@Garrett Haake)1559083736.0
The girl smiled throughout the interaction, and didn't vocalize any discomfort.
Sonmez also reported that the Biden campaign refused to comment on the interaction.
Biden has been accused by a former Democratic lawmaker of inappropriately touching and smelling her before a campaign event. After she made her accusations, numerous women released statements offering other inappropriate behavior from the former vice president.
Here's video of Biden's latest behavior:
Creepy Joe Returns - Calls 10-Year Old Girl 'Good Looking,' Then Puts His Hands on Her www.youtube.com