WATCH: Joe Biden responds to claims he has made women feel "uncomfortable"
He has vowed to be "more mindful" of personal space.
Joe Biden has responded to claims he has made women uncomfortable in the past, following a series of incidents being brought to light.
A number of videos were posted on Twitter that appeared to show Biden acting inappropriately around women, some of whom were teenagers.
He has now responded to the claims in a video on his Twitter page, where he claimed that "social norms are changing".
He said: "I hear what they're saying. I understand. And I will be much more mindful. That's my responsibility."
Social norms are changing. 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. pic.twitter.com/Ya2mf5ODts
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 3, 2019
Biden was most recently criticised by American politician Lucy Flores for an experience they shared, in which the former American Vice-President made her feel extremely uneasy.
"I felt him get closer to me from behind," she said.
"He leaned further in and inhaled my hair. I was mortified. I thought to myself, 'I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it. And also, what in the actual fuck? Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?'
"He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head. My brain couldn’t process what was happening. I was embarrassed. I was shocked. I was confused. There is a Spanish saying, “tragame tierra,” it means, 'earth, swallow me whole.'"