Former Vice President and Potential 2020 President Joe Biden publicly addressed his handling of Anita Hills's allegations of sexual neglect against then. Supreme Court candidate Clarence Thomas in 1991 hearings on Tuesday evening. During a look at his award ceremony, Biden acknowledged that he had regrets about the case. "I wish I could have done something … Until today I'm sorry I couldn't give her the kind of hearing she deserved," he said allegedly . "She paid a terrible price. She was abused during that hearing." He said that Hill "showed the courage of a life that talked about her experience being harassed by Clarence Thomas" and claimed the judiciary at that time "not fully understood what the hell it was about." Biden, who chaired the Senate Judiciary during Thomas & # 39; hearings, has faced criticism for not doing enough to stop attacks on Hill on it time and not cold witnesses to support his testimony.