Joe Biden Said We Need to 'Keep Punching and Punching' At Domestic Violence

Welp, he’s done it again. Joe Biden done goof’d. Last night’s debate had the same energy as your high school friend’s dry baby shower (so boring), but Joe Biden did not fail to deliver us some truly cringeworthy moments. He’s reliable, at least!

Aside from Biden literally forgetting that Kamala Harris is a senator while she was right next to him, Biden also used some unfortunate phrasing when talking about domestic violence. Biden was talking about on-campus violence against women, which, great, love it, but the wording he went with was…not ideal.

Biden said, “No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense and that rarely ever occurs. And so we have to just change the culture. Period. And keep punching at it and punching at it and punching at it.”


Joe. C’mon, bud. We can’t use the word ‘punching’ when talking about violence against women. We just can’t. He also used hands to gesture the act of punching. We absolutely do not love to see it.

Biden is still a front-runner in the race, despite his consistent guffaws. We’re glad he’s reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, and he’s against domestic violence in general, but we suggest he starts thinking before he speaks. Just a tip!

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Irene Merrow
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