Joe Biden: ‘I’m not sorry’

April 5, 2019

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Friday that he was not sorry for his habit of stroking and kissing women in professional settings.

“I’m sorry I didn’t understand more. I’m not sorry for any of my intentions. I’m not sorry for anything I’ve ever done,” he told reporters in Washington.

Mr. Biden is poised to enter the 2020 Democratic presidential race as the front-runner, but recent complaints by several women about his handsy behavior over the years has cast doubt over his expected run.

With nearly 50 years in public life, Mr. Biden said that his record speaks for itself.

“I’ve never been disrespectful intentionally to a man or a woman,” he said. “You know, it’s not the reputation I’ve had since I was in high school, for God’s sake.”