Buttigieg on Biden allegations: 'Not a bad thing' everyone is being held to 'very high standard'

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate On The Money: Congress races to beat deadline on shutdown | Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading NYT editorial board calls on Buttigieg to disclose details of work at consulting firm MORE (D) said Wednesday that it's "not a bad thing" people are "being held to a very high standard" in response to a question about allegations of inappropriate touching against former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Castro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Buttigieg draws fresh scrutiny, attacks in sprint to Iowa MORE.

"I haven't had a chance to view the whole video so I'll leave it to the VP to say what he wants to say," Buttigieg, said about the former vice president's response to the allegations. "What I will say is that all of us today are being held to a very high standard, and that's not a bad thing."

Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, made the comments not long after Biden released a video in response to the allegations, pledging to be more mindful of women’s personal space.

“Social norms have begun to change, they’ve shifted, and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset, and I get it,” Biden said in the video. “I hear what they’re saying. I understand it. I’ll be much more mindful. That’s my responsibility, and I’ll meet it.”

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He did not directly apologize to his accusers in the video, and maintained that his actions were innocent, stating that he acted the same with men and women.

Four women have come forward in recent days alleging that the former vice president’s public touching made them deeply uncomfortable. 

Biden, 76, is widely expected to enter the 2020 presidential race soon. 

Other Democratic White House hopefuls, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Castro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Buttigieg: Harris 'deserves to be under anybody's consideration' for vice president MORE (D-Mass.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Klobuchar lauds power of free press in post about her father The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi says House will move forward with impeachment MORE (D-Minn.) and Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Poll: Majority of voters name TV as primary news source Buttigieg: Harris 'deserves to be under anybody's consideration' for vice president MORE (D-Calif.), have said Biden's accusers should be believed.