“I cannot be satisfied by simply saying I’m sorry for what happened to you. I will be satisfied when I know there is real change and real accountability and real purpose,” she said.
“The focus on apology to me is one thing. But he needs to give an apology to the other women and to the American public because we know now how deeply disappointed Americans around the country were about what they saw,” Hill explained.
“And not just women. There are women and men now who have just really lost confidence in our government to respond to the problem of gender violence,” she added.
A spokesperson for Biden did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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In September 2018, Biden said he regretted how Hill was treated in the 1991 hearings. Last fall, Christine Blasey Ford accused now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party when they were both in high school. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
“What happened was [Hill] got victimized again during the process,” Biden said during a
“I wish I could’ve done more to prevent those questions, the way they asked them,” he said, adding that Hill was unjustly “vilified” by his colleagues.
During that same
“I desperately want to change the landscape, and there’s more than one way to do that … you got a lot of talented people, but we got to stop this degradation of the system that’s going on,” he said as his wife added: “I think Joe, you would make a great president.”
If you or someone you care about is affected by sexual violence, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).