Biden speaks on Obamacare website issues

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  • HLN's Christi Paul spoke with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday
  • Biden was at an event in Austin, Texas, to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • He spoke to Paul about domestic violence and other issues

In an exclusive HLN interview with Raising America's Christi Paul, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden responded to all the problems that occurred during the recent rollout of the Obamacare website, saying "we apologize."

Wednesday, Americans trying to sign up for healthcare on the website were met with the message, "The system is down at the moment."

Biden spoke to Paul at the National Domestic Violence Hotline headquarters in Austin, Texas, to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Paul is an advocate for domestic violence awareness. Partial proceeds from Paul's book "Love Isn't Supposed to Hurt" go to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

During the interview, in which she and Biden discussed domestic violence, Paul also asked about the problems facing Obamacare website users.

“Neither he or I are technology geeks, and we assumed it was up and ready to run,” Biden told Paul. "The good news is, although it's not, and we apologize for that, we're confident that by the end of November it will be and there will still be plenty of time for people to register online."

While he could not explain the technical reasons for the delay, he did call the delay "inexcusable." 

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