Breaking: Biden Addresses Misconduct Allegations: ‘It’s Just the Way I’ve Always Been’

WATCH: Joe Biden’s statement on personal space

Looks like former Vice President Joe Biden has finally seen the need to address the allegations against him of inappropriate touching personally and through more than just a written statement.

Four women have come forward to accuse him of making them uncomfortable with inappropriate touching.

Biden has now released a video saying “I get it” and will be more mindful of people’s “personal space.”

‘Social norms are changing,” he says. “I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it.”

From Politico:

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Biden said the contact — handshakes, hugs and shoulder grabs — was his way of showing support to others, something he appreciated during times of hardship in his own life.

But the former vice president also acknowledged that social norms have changed, and he promised to adapt his own behavior accordingly.

“But I’ll always believe governing — and, quite frankly, life, for that matter — is about connecting, about connecting with people,” Biden said. “That won’t change. But I will be more mindful and respectful of people’s personal space.”

He also seemed to suggest that he was merely trying to comfort people through trying situations when in fact these were in public situations with women he did not personally know, three of which were at campaign events. One of the situations was after the woman had just recounted her sexual assault and Biden allegedly put his hand on her thigh, not the best comforting response. Not to mention many of the other situations seen on video or in pictures don’t appear to have anything to do with comforting anyone and span years.

While saying he got it, he didn’t apologize to any of the women for any of his actions.

Biden blamed shifting “societal norms.”

“Social norms have begun to change, they’ve shifted, and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset,“ Biden claimed. “I get it. I get it. I hear what they’re saying.“

Touching women in an overly familiar way was still inappropriate when it happened. Maybe the societal reaction to it is now more conscious, but it didn’t been the actions were appropriate at the time.

Biden also suggested during the video that he would be talking more to people “about a whole lot of issues and I’ll always be direct with you,” indicating he’s still considering stepping into the 2020 race.