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The former Vice-President Joe Biden, “shared his regret” of Anita Hill during a “private conversation” about his role in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings almost three decades, a spokesman said on Thursday.
A Biden spokeswoman told Fox News that the newly announced presidential candidate spoke of Hill and thanked her for everything she has done in her quest for change. He also apologized for what they “endured.”
“Vice President Biden spoke with Anita Hill. They had a private discussion, where he will change together with her regret for what she had to endure, and his admiration for everything she has done, to read the culture around sexual harassment in this country,” the statement.
The former Vice-President Joe Biden,left, served as Chairman of the Senate judiciary Committee in 1991, when Anita Hill, law, testified that the allegations of sexual misconduct by then-Supreme Court nominee judge Clarence Thomas.
Biden, 76, served as Chairman of the Senate judiciary Committee in 1991, Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment during his Supreme court confirmation process.
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Likewise, Biden to regret seemed to be, his actions in the last month, when he said that the hill, a black woman, should not have been forced, in front of a panel of “a bunch of white guys.”
“To this day, I could not come to regret with a way to give her the kind of hearing they deserve,” he said at an event in New York on 26. March. “I wish I could have done something.”
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But in an interview with The New York Times, Hill, call, short-Biden to the words of an apology.
“I can’t be satisfied by doing just say sorry for what happened. I’ll be satisfied when I know there is real change and real accountability and the real purpose,” she said.
Hill told The Times that the conversation, which took place earlier this month, is only the beginning of Biden’s apology tour, to the recent allegations of inappropriate touching leveled against the former Vice-President.
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“The focus is on apology, for me, is one thing,” she told the newspaper. “But he needs to apologize to the other women, and the American public, because we now know how deep the Americans are disappointed all over the country about what you saw.”
Biden officially announced his candidacy for the White house on Thursday, several weeks after allegations of inappropriate touching were made against him.
Fox News’ Liam Quinn contributed to this report.