Former Vice President Joe Biden is joined by some children on stage, as he speaks at an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference Friday in Washington. As to where he falls on ideological lines, Biden added: "I'm an Obama-Biden Democrat, man".
Still, signs of shifts in feelings in the party have been evident in recent complaints about Biden's history of publicly affectionate behavior with women. Former Nevada state Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, the first woman to come forward, alleged that Biden had kissed the back of her head at a 2014 Nevada campaign rally, making her feel "uneasy, gross, and confused".
She also addressed the president's tweet featuring an edited video that poked fun of accusations against Biden.
"I just want you to know I had permission to hug Lonnie", he said. I'm not sorry for any of my intentions.
She said she thinks the Democratic base is looking for bold ideas, but they may not agree with all of hers, including a plan for paying for college through national public service or time in the military. Trump described Biden, who appears on the cusp of announcing a White House bid, as "going through a situation". Biden has refrained from addressing the topic directly in the wake of the allegations.
"You can have both conversations", she said.
He disputed that the rank-and-file Democratic voters had lurched that far left.
"We need to build on it", Biden said of the law.
I've worked my whole life to empower women.
Donald Trump, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least 17 women, has sought to weaponize the issue.
"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.