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12/09/2014 02:50 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2014

Joe Biden Weighs In On Senate Torture Report

Vice President Joe Biden spoke about the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation programs, calling the report a "badge of honor" when asked if it was a "black stain" on the United States.

"Name me another country that's prepared to stand up and say, 'This was a mistake, we should not have done what we've done, and we will not do it again'," Biden said during an appearance at POLITICO’s Women Rule Summit.

Biden said he had reviewed the report. He said it was up to the Department of Justice to determine if any action would need to be taken against any individuals involved in the torture of detainees.

He also told the audience to listen to the speech made Tuesday by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on the report. Biden said McCain's speech "explains in my view more in an articulate way anything I could say or the President could say."

Biden said he thinks the release of the report will improve the standing of the U.S.

"The most important piece is we're big enough, strong enough and consistent enough to say, 'We made a mistake. We made a mistake, we're exposing it.' That will strengthen us worldwide, it will not weaken us," Biden said.

You can read the torture report here.

Watch a video of Biden's remarks above.

The headline of this story has been updated and more comments from Biden have been added.

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