Biden to make 1st appearance since complaints about behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to make his first public appearance since a handful of women came forward to say his affectionate behavior had made them uneasy in the past.

Biden is scheduled to make remarks on Friday to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Washington as he considers a 2020 Democratic presidential bid. It’s unclear if he will address the situation.

He said in a video released Wednesday that he understood “social norms have begun to change” and “the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset.”

Biden allies insist the eruption has done little to slow planning for a 2020 campaign. Barring the unforeseen, he is expected to announce his candidacy after Easter and embark on a trip to early voting caucus and primary states.

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