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Sen. Chris Coons: My daughter 'doesn't think the vice president is creepy'

Vice President Joe Biden leans in to say something to Maggie Coons, next to her father Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., after Biden administered the Senate oath to Coons during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday. | AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

It was typical Joe Biden, when he awkwardly had a moment with the 13-year-old daughter of Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, during the Senate’s swearing in-ceremony last week.

And upon closer review, Biden was rejected by Maggie Coons when it came to the kiss. But don’t worry, the young girl isn’t creeped out by the experience.

The Senator was on Fox News Sunday and tried to clear everything up after that moment went viral.

“No, she doesn’t think the vice president is creepy. He’s known my kids their whole lives.” Coons said. “Joe was just being thoughtful, he was leaning forward. I could hear him. He was leaning forward and whispering some encouragement to her about how when he was sworn in and his own daughter Ashley was 13 and she felt awkward and uncomfortable and he was encouraging her about how to get through a day with lots of cameras and lots of folks watching.

“He was being Joe,” Coons said. “He was being thoughtful, and he was being sweet. I think she is pleasantly surprised that more people have heard of her than have heard of me.”

h/t: The Washington Post