Jill Is ‘My Secret Service’ – Joe Biden Jokes After Wife Tackles Protestors
On Tuesday, Jill Biden, the wife of former vice president Joe Biden and his senior adviser Symone Sanders tackled a vegan protester that stormed the stage during Biden’s victory speech.
Biden spoke Tuesday night in Los Angeles after a banner election night, which by that time included winning Virginia, Alabama, Minnesota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
“Let’s get something straight. Wall Street didn’t build this country. You built this country. The middle class built this country. And unions built the middle class,” the former vice president said before a protester holding a “let dairy die” sign ran onstage.
Thanks to Jill’s quick reaction the situation was saved as Jill clutched her husband’s right hand and interposed her body between him and the woman lunging at him.
About 10 seconds later, another anti-dairy industry protester stormed the stage. Reacting with lightning speed, the former second lady swung around, extended her arms, grabbed her by the wrists and then blocked her with a stiff-arm.
Wincing, she pushed the woman back as her husband and sister-in-law looked on with concern during the sudden confrontation.
While this may look like a scene from ‘The Bodyguard,’ one thing everyone can agree on is that it wasn’t a trained agent that was the hero but the Jill.
In his reaction to the event, Biden joked that wife Jill was his Secret Service protection.
“I’m probably the only candidate running for president whose wife is my Secret Service,” the Democratic frontrunner said at a California fundraiser in Bel Air Wednesday night, a day after the incident in Los Angeles.
“Whoa, you don’t screw around with a Philly girl, I’ll tell you what,” he said. “I thought I heard on the news on the way over that that the committee in charge of Secret Service decided they have to start providing Secret Service for us.
I think that”s because they’re afraid Jill’s going to hurt someone. I tell you what man, I married way above my station.”
Anti-dairy protesters have been turning up at most political events in the state this election season.
Democrats in the House have urged the acting Homeland Security secretary and congressional leaders to provide protection for Biden and his rival, Bernie Sanders.