[Above:] Former vice president Joe Biden watches as his wife, Jill Biden, blocks a protester from arriving onstage during a primary night rally in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles earlier this year.
The scuffle went viral with comments like “Jill Biden for Secretary of Defense.”
On Twitter, where she was a leading trending topic with observers noting her “fearless” display in defending her husband in an unpredictable situation.
“I don’t care what you think about Joe Biden,” one person observed, “Jill Biden is a badass.”
Her blocking move on Super Tuesday night was not the first time this campaign season that Jill Biden has had to fight off a protester. In February , on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, she popped up from her chair and blocked a heckler from getting any closer to her husband before escorting him out.
When asked about the incident afterward, she laughed, crediting her Philadelphia upbringing for her toughness. “I’m a good Philly girl,” she said.
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