Biden Vows to 'Keep Punching' at Problem of Domestic Violence

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Posted: Nov 21, 2019 7:30 AM
Biden Vows to 'Keep Punching' at Problem of Domestic Violence

Source: AP Photo/John Bazemore

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s choice of words in discussing the problem of domestic violence couldn’t have been worse if he tried. 

When asked how he would support the #MeToo movement as president, he started by discussing that he authored the original Violence Against Women Act, arguing that “no man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs.”

He said the culture needs to change and then vowed to “keep punching at it and punching it and punching at it.”

After some laughter in the audience, Biden, seemingly unaware of how awful his word choice was, said, “no, I really mean it.”

One obvious omission from the moderators was to ask Biden about his inappropriate touching, which was an issue for the former vice president at the start of his campaign.