His comments come after Lucy Flores, a former Nevada assemblywoman, wrote an essay last week, in which she said that Biden had made her feel "uneasy, gross and confused" when he came up from behind her and kissed the back of her head in a 2014 encounter. Other women have also come forward with similar stories.
After the event, when asked to address the allegations, Biden said:
I made it clear that if I made anyone feel uncomfortable, I feel badly about that. It was never my intention, ever, ever.
I’m sorry I didn’t understand more. I’m not sorry for any of my intentions, I’m not sorry for anything that I have ever done. I’ve never been disrespectful intentionally, to a man or a woman.
On Wednesday, he also posted a video on Twitter, crediting his behaviour to wanting to make "connections" with people and noting how "social norms" have changed.
Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always… https://t.co/OGubjbOniI