Former Michelle Obama aide: 'Not sure' if voters got 'honesty and accountability' in Biden's video response

Democratic strategist Krishanti Vignarajah told Hill.TV's "Rising" on Tuesday that she was not sure if voters were pleased overall with former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenWarren unveils plan to cancel student loan debt, create universal free college Moulton enters 2020 White House race The Hill's Morning Report - Is impeachment back on the table? MORE's video response to allegations of inappropriate touching.

"I think voters are looking for kind of honesty and accountability," Vignarajah, who was an aide to former first lady Michelle Obama, told hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton. "I'm not sure if they got that exactly with the video."

"But I think he at least addressed the issue head-on," she added.

Biden, who has yet to officially announce a 2020 presidential campaign, responded to the accusations in a video Wednesday by vowing to be more mindful of women's personal space.

However, he did not apologize for the alleged behavior, and a couple of days later he joked about having “permission” to hug people.

Vignarajah said that before the allegations surfaced, she would have pinned Biden as the best Democrat to win back states in the Rust Belt that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone MORE won in 2016.

"A few weeks ago I would have said, perhaps, Biden," she said. "I just think that, obviously, there's been a lot of negative coverage."

— Julia Manchester