Former Vice President Joe Biden made a joke about the allegations of inappropriate touching that several women have made in the past week while addressing the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) conference on Friday.
“I just want you to know, I had permission to hug Lonnie,” Biden said, referring to IBEW President Lonnie Stephenson, to whom Biden gave a shoulder pat before taking the stage.
“I don’t know man,” Biden added, before laughing.
And Biden wasn’t done there. Later on in his speech, Biden made another comment, this one involving children.