Defense secretary laughs off vice president's physical moment with wife

Ashton Carter 'Laughed' About Biden's Moment With Wife
Ashton Carter 'Laughed' About Biden's Moment With Wife

Vice President Joe Biden had some folks cringing last month when he seemed to get especially close with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter's wife -- but it turns out Carter didn't mind.

Biden raised eyebrows with his interaction with Stephanie Carter at her husband's swearing-in ceremony, leaning close and whispering sweet nothings in her ear as her husband gave his speech at the podium.

But when asked by Savannah Guthrie an interview that aired on "The Today Show" Tuesday whether he laughed or cringed at the moment, the top dog at the Pentagon said he wasn't worried.

"Oh, I laughed. I laughed. I laughed," Carter said. "They know each other extremely well, and we're great friends with the Bidens."

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Of course, this is only the latest example of Biden snuggling up to a woman he encountered during a political event.

He raised eyebrows earlier this year during Senator Chris Coons' swearing in ceremony as he whispered in daughter Maggie Coons' ear. But when asked about the incident later Maggie said she didn't think the vice president was creepy.

He had more than a few folks calling him a "creeper" when he posed prom-style with a White House reporter during a Christmas party, but his wife stood nearby looking totally unfazed.

Who could forget that time he got cozy with a lady biker at a diner in Ohio? Her friends clearly didn't approve of his hands-on approach, but she didn't seem to mind.

Do you think Biden crosses the line? Or is he just being Biden? Tell us in the comments.