Democratic Sen. Tom Carper defended fellow Delawarean former Vice President Joe Biden from allegations of inappropriate touching.

“He’s made it clear his intent was never to make people feel uncomfortable or any kind of harm,” Carper told reporters Monday. “Delaware is a very friendly state. It’s a state where its leaders hug people young and old. We kiss babies. We do it in public.”

But, Carper added, if a certain behavior makes others uncomfortable it should stop.

“If someone feels uncomfortable it’s also important that we not make them feel uncomfortable,” he said.

Two women have accused Biden of sexual misconduct in the past week, including former Nevada state assemblywoman Lucy Flores, who alleged Biden gave her an unwelcome kiss on the back of her head at a campaign rally in 2014. Amy Lappos, a former congressional aide to Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., claims Biden touched her inappropriately at a political fundraiser in 2009 when he tried to “rub noses” with her.

Biden, who was previously a senator from Delaware, defended his behavior in a statement Sunday.

“I may not recall these moments the same way, and I may be surprised at what I hear. But we have arrived at an important time when women feel they can and should relate their experiences, and men should pay attention. And I will,” Biden said.

“I will also remain the strongest advocate I can be for the rights of women,” Biden said. “I will fight to build on the work I’ve done in my career to end violence against women and ensure women are treated with the equality they deserve. I will continue to surround myself with trusted women advisers who challenge me to see different perspectives than my own. And I will continue to speak out on these vitally important issues where there is much more progress to be made and crucial fights that must be waged and won.”

Carper came under fire in 2017 for allegations that he was abusive toward his then-wife and stepchildren after the Washington Free Beacon published a report detailing the allegations. Carper denied he ever abused his ex-wife or his stepchildren but admitted he slapped his then-wife one time during a fight.