Raise your hand if you would be comfortable with your spouse kissing another person on the lips.
A peck on the cheek is customary in many cultures around the world and it isn’t entirely unheard of here in the United States, but a kiss on the lips? Come on now…
Yet this kind of greeting is exactly the one Doug Emhoff, the husband of Kamala Harris, and First Lady Jill Biden shared during the State of the Union address.
Videos of the kiss set the internet ablaze with speculation and ridicule, in case you missed the moment, here it is:
Jill Biden and Doug Emhoff greet each other with… a kiss on the lips?
Is this… normal? pic.twitter.com/HX5p74fJHw
— Cabot Phillips (@cabot_phillips) February 8, 2023
When pressed about the incident the ‘Vice President’ of the United States then responded with this very political non-answer—circling back to fighting racism and claiming that she didn’t see the video:
.@VP Kamala Harris responds to Univision correspondent Edwin Pitti's question about The Kiss: "I haven't watched the video." pic.twitter.com/9nrrwh7b1R
— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) February 8, 2023
Conservative Brief highlights her response:
“I don’t know, but I do now that first lady and the second gentleman are working arduously with what we are doing with my husband against anti-Semitism – very important,” she continued.
“He fights against anti-Semitism but also against hatred towards immigrants, and sadly, we’ve seen that in our country.”
.@TuckerCarlson: "Dr. Jill…walked over to Kamala Harris's husband….and kissed him deeply square on the face without a mask. Something that NEVER EVER happens at his house." pic.twitter.com/DDb8ALNdqj
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 9, 2023
Why did Biden’s wife kiss Kamala Harris' husband on the lips? Is this an American thing or am I missing something?
— Layah Heilpern (@LayahHeilpern) February 8, 2023
Trending Politics shared this commentary from Megyn Kelly:
“People should not be mouth kissing ever if it’s not your husband or your spouse,” Kelly said. “Here is Kamala’s husband and Joe Biden’s wife kissing on the mouth, I’m sorry, secondhand uncomfortable…”
“Not ever,” she continued. “Don’t kiss me on my mouth. Don’t do it. In fact, don’t kiss me, and probably don’t hug me, either. Just like the wave or a pat, I’ll take that.”
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