New reports indicate presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden exposed himself to female Secret Service agents when he frequently swam nude during his years as vice president.
Former reporter and author Ron Kessler wrote in a Washington Times article this week that the experience described by those tasked with protecting him “was quite different from the jovial ‘regular Joe’ image Mr. Biden seeks to project.”
Citing anonymous Secret Service insiders, he said guarding Biden was among the least desirable assignments in the Obama administration — second only to that of protecting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“No agents want to go on his detail”
Among the most common complaints was reportedly the vice president’s penchant for scheduling last-minute trips that often required agents to break personal commitments.
“Biden or his staff continually change the schedule, and that’s a grueling four years for agents to be assigned to his detail because of travel back and forth to Delaware, last-minute movement, and no set schedule,” one agent reportedly told Kessler.
Another source echoed that sentiment, saying that “no agents want to go on his detail because Biden makes agents’ lives so tough.”
His alleged behaviors also included disrobing in front of agents on a regular basis, the sources said.
“Bizarrely swam naked in front of them”
Kessler said Biden’s “lack of consideration was even more stunning when it came to female agents,” citing reports that he “bizarrely swam naked” in front of them on a regular basis at his residences in D.C. and Delaware.
On the other hand, agents had praise for Biden’s boss at the time, saying both former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump treat agents with respect.
In the wake of a crowded primary race, Democrats ended up with what many considered the safe choice to run against Trump in the general election. As scandals keep piling up, however, it seems a Biden victory might be anything but a safe bet.