Biden Takes Heat for Joking About Allegations, Adds He’s ‘Not Sorry for Anything That I’ve Ever Done’

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is facing continued criticism after he joked about the inappropriate touching allegations against him and claimed that he isn’t sorry for his past behavior.

During a speech on Friday, Biden casually poked fun at the allegations, saying, “I just want you to know, I had permission to hug” the union president and a young boy who joined him on stage.

Watch the jokes and a CNN host’s disbelief below:

After the speech, Biden claimed that he would not be shocked if more allegations came to light and said that he’s not sorry for any of his actions.

“I’m sorry I didn’t understand more. I’m not sorry for any of my intentions,” said Biden. “I am not sorry for anything that I have ever done — I’ve never been disrespectful, intentionally, to a man or a woman.”

Watch his comments to reporters:

Biden’s comments prompted some to call him out for his light-hearted approach to the issue.

“It’s clear [Joe Biden] hasn’t reflected at all on how his inappropriate and unsolicited touching made women feel uncomfortable,” said Lucy Flores, one of his accusers tweeted for example. “To make light of something as serious as consent degrades the conversation women everywhere are courageously trying to have.”

CNN’s John King also pointed out that it seems like the former vice president “doesn’t get it.

“I get, in talking to a lot of people around the vice president, that he doesn’t think he did anything wrong,” King said the network on Friday.

“He says he welcomes a character debate. But he says he gets it. He doesn’t get it if he’s not understanding that women think their space was violated, that they were disrespected. They’re not going to find that funny. He had to know walking onto the stage, the moment and then he makes what he considers to be a joke, which I suspect a lot of other people, especially the women involved, are going to find offensive.”

Many others on social media took notice of Biden’s behavior and weren’t impressed.

Check out some more backlash:

As IJR reported, there have been multiple allegations by women against Biden, but the potential 2020 presidential candidate has denied ever having bad intentions during those experiences.

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Screwtape
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Joe regrets nothing and it shows. He must think he’s the most charming person ever to joke about such a thing in such a dangerous environment.

General Confusion
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“It’s clear [Joe Biden] hasn’t reflected at all on how his inappropriate and unsolicited touching made women feel uncomfortable,” said Lucy Flores

Joe: what would you be confused if a guy came up behind you and snuggled the back of your head and inhaled your scent of your hair?

Morte206
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** From the Article **
As IJR reported, there have been multiple allegations by women against Biden, but the potential 2020 presidential candidate has denied ever having bad intentions during those experiences.

Well as per Mr. Comey it’s all about “intention” so that’s that. Run Joe Run.

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