"Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future", he continued. But while he acknowledged he had heard his accusers, the Democrat did not directly apologize to them. I shake hands, I hug people.
At the end of the video, Biden reiterated he would be more thoughtful going forward.
He also spoked about people who have "reached out for solace and comfort" to deal with tragedies in their life like the ones he's faced.
Just minutes after the Biden video was posted to Twitter, it was announced that he had added an event this Friday to his schedule - a speech to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Construction and Maintenance Conference in Washington, D.C.
Since then, another woman has said Biden grabbed her face when he was thanking congressional staff at a 2009 event.
"Only he knows his intent", Hill said, adding "if something makes you feel uncomfortable, you have to feel able to say it". And I'm always trying to be, in my career, I've always tried to make a human connection; that's my responsibility, I think. Biden has called himself a "tactile politician" who thrives on interactions with the public and has said he does not believe he ever acted inappropriately. And I get it, I get it.
"I hear what they're saying, I understand it, and I'll be much more mindful, that's my responsibility". "There is a Spanish saying, "Tragame tierra.' It means, 'Earth, swallow me whole.' I couldn't move, and I couldn't say anything".
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 an essay published Sunday on Medium, titled "The #MeToo Story That Wasn't Me", Carter said she wanted to "reclaim" the story behind the widely-discussed picture of her and Biden.
"Do I consider it inappropriate to smell someone's hair? They've shifted", the 76-year-old said. Carter said Biden was a close friend and simply "offering his support".
"I won't pretend that this will be the last of that picture, but it will be the last of other people speaking for me", Carter wrote.