Aside from a video that he tweeted this week in an attempt to explain himself, Joe Biden has been silent since many accusations of unwanted touching were made — until today, that is. At the start of a speech to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the former VP decided breaking the ice with a joke was best:

Well that’s one way to approach it:

It sounds like this approach could be Biden’s “thing’ now, because the IBEW president wasn’t the only person he used that “joke” about:

That’s… awkward.

Biden’s approach wasn’t appreciated by many: