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Biden Says 'Brass Knuckle Fights' Are Sometimes Necessary, Floats Idea of 'Physical Revolution'

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, who’s running for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination, seems to enjoy the physical aspects of life, from suggesting he could “beat the hell” out of President Donald Trump if they were in high school to getting a little too handsy with the ladies.

And Biden’s gaffe factory doesn’t seem to be slowing down production following the launch of his 2020 campaign.

Speaking Monday at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington D.C., the former vice president appeared to suggest that violence be used against Republicans, who hold a majority in the Senate, as The Daily Wire reported.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid asked Biden: “How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which [Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering that happened when you were vice president, and anything that came from the Obama-Biden administration Mitch McConnell considered dead on arrival?”

“Joy, I know you’re one of the ones who thinks it’s naive to think we have to work together,” Biden replied. “The fact of the matter is if we can’t get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive.”

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After seemingly calling for Republicans and Democrat to work together, Biden went in a different direction.

“There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight,” he said.

“If you start off with the notion, ‘there’s nothing you can do,’ then why don’t you go home then, man?” Biden said. “Or let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it. Because we have to be able to change what we’re doing within our system.”

Brass knuckles? Physical revolution? Say it ain’t so, Joe!

In an alternate reality, these antagonizing words might not mean anything to anyone.

But that’s not the case here in America — we live in a country where antifa thugs roam the streets and where political extremists shoot at lawmakers playing softball.

The rhetoric from the top will almost always trickle down, which we know can spark acts of violence, especially against those who support the Trump administration.

Biden’s loose lips will sink ships, as the saying goes.

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Do you think Joe Biden has a chance of beating President Trump in 2020?

This reminds me of a time when liberals thought Trump didn’t have the “temperament” to be president.

Those same people need to take a long, hard look at the Democrat front-runner.

Biden — who’s known as “crazy uncle Joe” for a reason — is a man with absolutely no filter or boundaries who has somehow done pretty well for himself working in government for nearly five decades.

He’ll need nothing short of a miracle to beat Trump in 2020, though, especially if he keeps making goofy statements about a “physical revolution” or claiming that he’ll “cure cancer” if elected.

After all, Biden should at least be aware of the fact that his party isn’t particularly fond of the Second Amendment.

So, that whole “revolution” thing might not work out too well.

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Ryan Ledendecker is a freelance journalist and writer. He began reporting news and writing commentary during the 2014 Ferguson riots. Prior to that, he worked as a web editor and columnist for an award-winning local newspaper.
Ryan Ledendecker plunged headfirst into news reporting and political commentary while on the ground during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He later wrote extensively on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and election.

When he's not writing, Ryan spends time improving his barbecue skills. He has his own brand of BBQ rub and is a trophy winner in the world of competitive BBQ.
Birthplace
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St. Louis, Missouri
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