Photo shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden kissing a 15-year-old girl on the lips.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The photo shows Biden giving his 19-year-old granddaughter, Finnegan, a kiss during a campaign stop in Iowa in February.
False Claims Regarding Joe Biden Kissing a 15-Year-Old Girl Debunked
In a recent social media post, a photo of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden kissing his adult granddaughter, Finnegan, on the lips during a campaign stop in Iowa has been misrepresented with false claims suggesting he was kissing a 15-year-old girl. However, an assessment by the Associated Press confirms that the claims are untrue.
The Facebook post, shared over 1,400 times, falsely asserts that the image depicts Biden engaging in inappropriate behavior with a minor and questions his suitability as a Christian candidate.