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Biden Offers No Apology for Touching But Vows to Change Style

  • Former vice president say he’ll adapt to changing social norms
  • Biden has been expected to make bid for Democratic nomination
Joe Biden on March 16.
Joe Biden on March 16.Photographer: Michelle Gustafson/Bloomberg

Former Vice President Joe Biden, faced with accusations from several women that he’s made them uncomfortable with unwanted physical contact, said he understood that social norms have changed and that he needs to be more respectful of the personal space of others.

“I get it, I get it,” Biden said in a two-minute web video posted Wednesday afternoon. “I hear what they’re saying.”