The West Swing?
The State of the Union address is an annual message delivered by the President of the United States to a joint session of Congress. Much of the 73-minute speech given by President Biden could threaten to put you to sleep. But there was one moment that woke everyone up and still has people talking. First Lady Jill Biden and the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris were caught on video, and that clip has rapidly gone viral.
It was a strange sight to behold: an intimate exchange between First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, at the 2023 State of the Union address. In a room full of esteemed government members, this oddly intimate exchange left many of us feeling a bit uncomfortable and shocked.
As Jill Biden made her way towards Emhoff, her interactions with other government members are marked only by a polite smile and, at most, a quick handshake. Her next exchange, however, was not one of mere politeness. Instead, it was a display of affection that was uncharacteristic period.
As she reached Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, the two went in for an undeniable kiss on the lips, holding hands for a moment after. No one surrounding the couple seemed to be particularly fazed by the exchange, instead continuing to clap and cheer. This bizarre moment has raised some questions.
While major media outlets have avoided asking about this awkward moment, Benny Johnson shares a priceless video on Twitter in which Kamala Harris says that she apparently has avoided seeing this viral clip of Jill Biden and her husband kissing. The explanation she stumbles over only adds to how bizarre this all is.
Spanish Media asked Kamala Harris about Jill Biden kissing her Husband, her response was that they have worked closely on work against antisemitism 😂 pic.twitter.com/RTGaYZdaHc
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 9, 2023
She hasn’t seen it? Really? She was front and center.
Imagine yourself for a moment what the press would say right now if Trump ever walked into a public event and just laid one on Karen Pence. It would be complete bedlam.