Biden jokes about close contact with woman at rally: 'I want the press to know she pulled me close'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE joked that a woman pulled him "close" at a presidential campaign event in New Hampshire, seemingly making light of allegations that his behavior has made women uncomfortable

"We've got a little secret going here. I want the press to know she pulled me close," Biden said after a voter reached out to speak in his ear. 


Those in the room seemed to react well to Biden's joke, laughing at his response.

This isn't the first time Biden has used humor to address the allegations. In March he said at an event he had "permission to hug" a union president. 

Biden has pledged to be more mindful about personal space, after accusations surfaced.

Despite opposition from some progressive Democrats, Biden has been consistently polling at the top of the crowded field.