Joe Biden acknowledges past behaviour made some uncomfortable

Joe Biden acknowledges past behaviour made some uncomfortable

Joe Biden acknowledges past behaviour made some uncomfortable

And I've never thought of politics as cold and antiseptic.

"Social norms have become to change, they've shifted".

In the video, Biden begins by apparently defending his touchy-feely persona by saying, "In my career, I've always tried to make a human connection".

Graham said, "I think he's one of the most decent people I've ever met".

But despite that, Biden said, he is going to be "mindful" of people's boundaries going forward.

Biden maintained that he meant no ill will, and his penchant for hugs and shoulder rubs was "just who I am", but conceded that it was on him to adjust to contemporary standards on personal space.

In wide-ranging remarks that meandered for more than 80 minutes but often circled back to the 2020 race, Biden was the only potential rival Trump mentioned by name - a sign that he would view Biden as a strong challenger, were he to enter and win the Democratic race.

"He's being taken care of pretty well by the socialists. That's my responsibility, my responsibility, and I'll meet it", Mr Biden said. "When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth". "I want him to acknowledge that it was wrong". "You having a good time, Joe?'" . "You having a good time, Joe?'" Trump said.

Biden, who has yet to definitively announce, is now leading in the polls among Democratic presidential hopefuls, according to RealClear Politics.

President Donald Trump mocked the former VP at a Republican event on Tuesday night.

Biden released the video on Twitter and it comes in the wake of allegations he made women feel uncomfortable in their encounters.

Biden's past conduct with women has come under scrutiny since March 29, when NY magazine published an account by Lucy Flores, a former Nevada state legislator.

Since then, another woman has said Biden grabbed her face when he was thanking congressional staff at a 2009 event.

Stephanie Carter, the wife of former defense secretary Ash Carter, released an op-ed this week criticizing the media for misinterpreting a widely shared image in which Biden was pictured holding her shoulders from behind and whispering in her ear.

Tracy Sefl, a Democratic strategist in Chicago and former adviser to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, said Biden's supporters were largely familiar with his public persona and unlikely to desert him over the issue.

"Our children are watching".

He added: "I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear".

Democrats have yet to say Biden's behavior is disqualifying, opting instead for a cautious and more nuanced conversation around the implications of his behavior.

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