This is what our vice president has to say about domestic violence:

[Editor’s note: This video cuts off just before Biden says that even a “garden variety slap” is “totally unacceptable in and of itself.”]

Pardon our French, but what the hell is the matter with this guy?

Only a heartbeat away, folks.

Gladly. In the mean time, we hope Jill Biden will have a heart-to-heart with her garden-variety jackass hubby.



#GardenVariety war on women: Joe Biden’s putrid abuse-diminishing ‘garden variety slap’ remark sparks backlash

Editor’s note: This post has been updated to include more from Biden’s remarks. While he did minimize the seriousness of a “garden variety slap,” he also called such abuse “totally unacceptable.”

We’ve learned that certain behaviors on the part of an abuser portend much more danger than other behaviors. For example, if an abuser has attempted to strangle his victim, if he has threatened to shoot her, if he has sexually assaulted her, and there’s a number of other signs, about eight others. These are tell-tale signs to say this isn’t your garden-variety slap across the face which is totally unacceptable in and of itself.