‘I want the press to know’: Biden jokes after reporters catch him in voter’s personal space

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After his presidential campaign earned some early criticism from women who say he got too close for comfort, former Vice President Joe Biden took the opportunity recently to address the lingering allegations with humor.

When a woman approached him to apparently say something into his ear, Biden turned to reporters gathered nearby.

“We’ve got a little secret going here,” he said. “I want the press to know she pulled me close.”

The quip attracted some laughs from attendees at the New Hampshire event, as did previous attempts to laugh off the negative press.