With almost 50 years in public life, Mr. Biden said that his record speaks for itself. "I literally think it is upon me", he said, "and I think everybody else, to make sure if you embrace someone, if you touch someone, it's with their consent, regardless of your intentions, regardless if you're trying to bring solace". "And I'm proud of it". Several prominent Democratic women have come to Biden's defense, suggesting such behavior is part of his affectionate demeanor.
"I made it clear, if I made anyone uncomfortable, I feel badly about that", he said.
Other women have shared similar accounts. He also hugged a child, whom he invited onto the stage during the same event, reiterating his "permission" joke.
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She also has been removed from her supervisory role at work, but her lawyer said she has gone back to her job without incident. The new round of subpoenas signals increased pressure from Democrats on the Republican Trump White House.
Speaking to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Washington, Biden joked that he "had permission" to hug the union's male president, Lonnie Stephenson.
Afterward he spoke with reporters about the recent controversy.
I understand it and I'll be much more mindful. "I've never been disrespectful intentionally to a man or a woman". I'm not sorry for anything I have ever done.
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Mexico's foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, also noted commercial traffic at the US-Mexico border had slowed at several crossings. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday his country was doing its part to fight migrant smuggling.
On Friday, Trump told reporters Biden is "going through a situation" and said he doesn't regard him as a political threat. Biden seemed to criticize his own party for walking away from the demographic in a nostalgia-drenched, 40-minute address.
She said she thinks the Democratic base is looking for bold ideas, but they may not agree with all of hers, including a plan for paying for college through national public service or time in the military. Saying his father, a salesman, told him to respect everyone, Biden alluded to various "sophisticated friends" who don't get the significance of treating blue-collar laborers as equals.
"Biden started Its On Us because he believes to meaningfully change our culture, everyone - including those often left out of the conversation like college athletes and fraternity brothers - needed to be part of the movement", Milano continued.
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The move drew criticism because presidents usually release their tax returns either during the election or after taking office. But I've been under audit for many years because the numbers are big, and I guess when you have a name you're audited.