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Jill Biden: I've Had Men 'In My Space'

Suggests hubby 'maybe shouldn't approach' certain voters
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2019 11:46 AM CDT
Joe Biden is welcomed to the stage by wife Jill, before addressing a rally at the Teamster Local 249 Hall in Pittsburgh on Monday.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Newser) – There might be cases on the campaign trail in which Joe Biden "maybe shouldn't approach" voters. That's according to his wife of more than four decades, Jill Biden. "One of the things I've always admired about him is the way he does connect with people," but "going forward, I think he's gonna have to judge—be a better judge—of when people approach him, how he's going to react. That he maybe shouldn't approach them," she told ABC News' Robin Roberts in an interview with her husband this week.

Biden, who's been accused of inappropriate touching, agreed. "It's my responsibility to be more sensitive to whether or not someone … wants to say hello or wants to show affection," the former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said. His wife noted the country has progressed from "a time when women were afraid to speak out," describing a job interview in which she "felt that men were in my space," per the Hill. She did nothing at the time. But today, "I'd turn around and say 'What do you think you're doing?'" she said. (Biden also talked to Roberts about Anita Hill.)

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