It had seemed like former Vice President Joe Biden was not getting much support from his fellow Democrats after two women -- Lucy Flores and Amy Lappos -- accused him of inappropriately touching and kissing them.
But on Monday the de facto leader of the Democratic party, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California decided to weigh in on the political scandal and offer the former vice president a piece of wise advice.
Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late Republican Senator John McCain, also opted to show support for Biden.
Aware that dozens of women have accused the current president, Donald Trump of sexually assaulting them, Pelosi said Biden's actions do not disqualify him from running in 2020.
She went on to encourage Biden to adopt a more hands-off approach when interacting with voters, supporters and staff members.
Pelosi shared: "I'm a member of the straight-arm club. … I just pretend that you have a cold and I have a cold."
She added: "I've known Joe Biden a long time. My grandchildren love Joe Biden. He's an affectionate person — to children, to senior citizens, to everyone, that's just the way he is. But that's just not the way — join the straight-arm club with me, if you will."
Pelosi said she hopes Biden will throw his hat in the race for the White House. She explained: "I don't think it's disqualifying."
She also made clear that any one of the Democratic candidates running for the highest office in the land would be an improvement over President Donald Trump.
She reminded Biden that the MeToo movement has changed things. She claimed: "He doesn't understand — 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, not necessarily how you intended it."
Via Twitter, McCain showed support for Biden in a message that read: "Joe Biden is one of the truly decent and compassionate men in all of American politics."
She added: “He has helped me through my father's diagnosis, treatment, and ultimate passing more than anyone of my father's friends combined. I wish there was more empathy from our politicians not less.”
Biden responded to the allegations by saying: "Not once — never — did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention."
Do you accept or reject Pelosi's defense of Biden?