Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared on Friday's episode of "The View" just a day after formally announcing his intention to run for president in the 2020 election.
During the interview, Biden touched upon his time in the White House as former President Barack Obama's vice president, and offered up a rather interesting tidbit about his pride at serving in the Obama administration.
In a discussion about politics and his lengthy political career, Biden told the show's co-hosts that he was most proud of a scandal-free Obama administration.
"I'm ... incredibly proud to have served with [Obama]," he said. "The thing I'm proudest of is — we, coincidentally, were each at a different part of the country, and we were each talking to groups of people that we being televised, and at the same day, purely coincidentally, we got asked the question, 'What are you proudest of in your administration?'
"And know what I said? It turns out he said the same thing, and probably a little more clearly than I did," he laughed. "'Not one, single whisper of scandal. Not one, single whisper of scandal.'"
So here are some scandals
Interestingly enough, co-host Joy Behar also claimed earlier this month that the Obama administration was scandal-free.
Some of those scandals include:
- Fast and Furious program
- Benghazi attack
- IRS targeting conservative groups
- Wiretapping journalists
- Solyndra subsidies
- Chicago hospital with Obama ties
- Veterans' waiting list
- GSA spending spree
- Guantanamo Bay lies
What else happened on Friday's show?
Biden also tackled allegations that he had inappropriately touched several women.
Co-host Sunny Hostin asked Biden, "Are you sorry for what you did? Are you prepared to apologize to those women?"
Biden, who has insisted that he's a hugger and that he never had any nefarious intentions with any of the women who said that they felt odd around him, answered that he would simply try to be more aware.
"A producer backstage said, 'I remember you were the only guy to get up and walk into the audience and talk to people,'" Biden said. "I think it's important we listen. I think it's important elected officials listen and understand what people are going through, and what they're concerned about. I don't think it's old-fashioned. Everybody should be doing that, but I have to be more careful."
He added, "I'm really sorry if what I did in talking to [the women] or trying to console — that they took it a different way. I'm sorry this happened. I'm not sorry in the sense that I think I did anything that was intentionally designed to do anything wrong or be inappropriate."