Biden also said, "I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future". The boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset. "I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear", Biden said. "I've always tried to make a human connection", he said of his physical interaction with women and men over the years and he acknowledged that the contact has made some uncomfortable.
Graham said, "I think he's one of the most decent people I've ever met".
While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated that former Vice President Joe Biden's behavior "may have been inappropriate, but it was not driven by malice or misconduct". "And I've never thought of politics as cold or antiseptic, I've always thought about it as connecting with people, shaking hands, a hand on the shoulder, a hug, encouragement".
"In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort", Biden's statement said.
FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the United States Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2019.
Mr Biden, 76, who served as President Barack Obama's Vice President for eight years, had been expected to announce his bid for the Democratic primary race this month and has consistently led the large field of Democratic hopefuls in opinion polls.
On Friday, former Nevada politician Lucy Flores wrote in New York Magazine that Biden approached her from behind, touched her shoulders and kissed the back of her head in 2014.
Since then, another woman has said Mr Biden grabbed her face when he was thanking congressional staff at a 2009 event. "That's my responsibility. My responsibility, and I'll meet it". "But I meant it", Trump quipped after telling a story about wanting to kiss a US Army general.
Trump continued: "I was going to call him, I don't know him well, I was going to say, 'Welcome to the world, Joe". Biden said that he has a record of empowering women and working to prevent abuse, and that people should believe him when he says that he can change.
While Biden admitted he did nothing wrong, he promised to eschew that behavior in the future.
She also encouraged him to talk about his work supporting causes such as the Violence Against Women Act, which Biden sponsored while in the Senate.
Biden has had his fair share of defenders on both the Right and the Left.
But if you know anything about Biden, you know that he's now caught in a trap of his own making.