Syndicated Via National File| GABRIEL KEANE| The septuagenarian presidential candidate’s solution to domestic violence is striking it repeatedly in the face
Fellow candidates Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris appeared to be suppressing laughter as Biden went to on to state “we will be on top… we will not tolerate it.”
Whether the “punching at it” line was unscripted, or whether Biden was even aware of the poor choice of words is unclear. No statement about the gaffe has been issued by Biden the campaign at press time.
An earlier portion of Biden’s diatribe made the assertion that “no man ever has the right to raise a hand to a woman” except in “self-defense,” which Biden stated “almost never happens.”
Data on domestic assaults against heterosexual men is hard to come by due to the stigma of reporting abuse at the hands of a woman, but multiple studies do show that men suffer from violence by an intimate partner at similar rates to women.