Joe Biden tackled the topic of sexual violence and sexual harassment in a rather bizzare manner during the recent Democratic Debate.
Asked about how he would deal with such issues as President he said 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". Biden's solution was to change the culture by "punching at it".
When the comment drew some laughs, Biden paused to reiterate that he "really meant it".
Biden incidentally has already faced accusations of inappropriate (but not sexual) contact at the outset of his candidacy.
Not everyone is amused or impressed however. Twitter had some hilarious takes on this new #MeToo solution. Take a look:
Joe Biden says it's okay to hit a woman in self defense and then closes by saying we need to PUNCH the culture that encourages punching women.— Caleb Hull ??? (@CalebJHull) November 21, 2019
Harris and Sanders are having the hardest time hiding their laughter literally right next to him. pic.twitter.com/qKhTs7PsYI
Somebody please get that boomer off the stage and back to his home— Grim (@Grim_525) November 21, 2019
we're going to sedate the opiate crisis... we'll inject it with the war on drugs until it overdoses— ᴀᴜᴛᴀʀᴋᴇɴ (@autarken) November 21, 2019
But....but...he is in the lead.— Jessica Lubien (@LubienJessica) November 21, 2019
Joe Biden: I will punch violence against women!— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) November 21, 2019
Joe Biden: I will burn down climate change!
Joe Biden: I will nuke war!
Joe Biden: I will smell hair!
Joe Biden: I will blackface racism!
Joe Biden: I will lose elections!
I don't think he got the irony when some laughed. ?— Jen hodges (@Jenhodges7) November 21, 2019