When asked about how he would support the MeToo movement as president, Joe Biden gave an oddly violent answer that included offering his opinions on when it is okay to hit women.

At Wednesday night’s democratic debate, Biden announced his belief that “no man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger, other than in self-defense.” He went on to say, “We have to just change the culture, period. And keep punching at it, and punching at it, and punching at it.” As Biden spoke, the audience laughed uncomfortably. “I really mean it,” he told them.

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This is, of course, not the first time Biden has had trouble with ideas about when and how to touch women. He has been accused by multiple women of unwanted hugging, touching, and hair sniffing. For all his patting himself on the back about the Violence Against Women Act, he still seems to have no real clue how to interact with or talk about women despite years of criticism.

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I honestly don’t get how 5 debates in of these kind of performances, and a plurality of Dem voters (nationally) still think he’d be the strongest candidate to run against Trump. Trump would tear his ass apart if these debates have shown nothing else. The narrative is how “mean” the other candidates have been to him, but it’ll look like playful pushing and shoving compared to what Trump is going to release on him.

With few exceptions, not only is it bad that he so often takes direct hits showing he’s not nimble enough to dodge, but with few exceptions, he never lands the counter-punches.

Like, really, WTF? I mean, this was but one gaffe in just this one debate.

Talk about a paper tiger. Pitiful.

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