2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden joked about his groping behavior during a town hall on Tuesday after a woman whispered something in his ear.
A woman pulled in Biden to say something in his ear after he had fetched a chair for her when he saw her sitting on the floor during his political event in Berlin, New Hampshire.
"We've got a little secret going here. I want the press to know she pulled me close."
— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2019
“We have a little secret going on here,” he said to the applauding crowd. “I want the press to know — she pulled me close!”
After bringing a chair over to a woman so she could sit, she whispered something in his ear for some time. When the moment ended, Biden told the crowd “We have a little secret going here” before pointing out to the press that “she pulled me close,” not the other way around. pic.twitter.com/1RBSAwCfuC
— Marianna Sotomayor (@MariannaNBCNews) June 4, 2019
Rather than take responsibility for awkward touching since running for president, Biden has instead joked or downplayed his behaviors.
In April, the former vice president joked about his unwanted touching at a Washington D.C. conference after hugging a female colleague.
“I just want you to know, I had permission to hug Lonnie,” he said, referring to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers President Lonnie Stephenson. “I don’t know, man. Anyway.”