Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” couldn’t help but ask Sen. Chris CoonsChris CoonsCoons: Senate may have to 'support military action' A Vandenberg movement in Congress Senate approves Trump's Agriculture chief MORE (D-Del.) about a video, which went viral, of his daughter looking uncomfortable while Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's 12:30 Report Biden spotted at Wizards playoff game Trump’s wall jams GOP in shutdown talks MORE whispered in her ear and gave her a kiss on the head during the senator’s swearing in ceremony last week.
“I have to ask, cause a lot of people have been speculating about it, does she think the vice president is creepy?” Wallace asked.
“No, Chris,” Coons said with a chuckle. “She doesn’t think the vice president is creepy.”
To the contrary, Coons went on to say that Biden, who has known his kids all of their lives, was being thoughtful.
“I could hear him,” he said. “He was leaning forward and whispering some encouragement to her about how when he was sworn in his own daughter Ashley was 13 and she felt awkward and uncomfortable.”
Coons explained that Biden was just trying to help his daughter Maggie get through a day in the spotlight.
“I think she’s pleasantly surprised that more people have heard of her than have heard of me,” he said.