May 10th, 2012
05:53 PM ET
A senior administration official says the Vice President Biden met with President Obama in the Oval Office Wednesday morning and apologized for putting the president in a tough position. The president responded by saying that he knows the vice president is speaking from the heart.
President Obama's announcement that he now supports same-sex marriage came sooner than planned as a result of comments made by Vice President Joe Biden, he said in an interview broadcast Thursday.
Also a spokeswoman for the vice president Kendra Barkoff has issued a statement:
“The president has been the leader on this issue from day one. And the vice president never intended to distract from that.”