Joe Biden Mixes up His Wife and Sister During Super Tuesday Speech


2020 Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden could only laugh when he realized what he had done.

The former vice president was celebrating a string of strong results on Super Tuesday when he accidentally mixed up his wife and sister on stage in Los Angeles.

Biden was addressing supporters when he reached behind him to his right, grabbed his wife’s hand and said, “By the way, this is my little sister Valerie!”

Then he looked to his left at his sister Valerie and said, “And I’m Jill’s husband.”

Smiling, Biden immediately realized his mistake.

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“Oh no, Val, you switched on me!” he said. “This is my wife, this is my sister, they switched on me!”

Watch the video below:

Biden has a record of gaffes like this, but it didn’t seem to hurt him on Super Tuesday. He dominated amongst Democrats in the South and could end up with a delegate lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by the time all the votes are counted.

It wasn’t the only interesting moment on stage, either. Later in his remarks, animal rights protesters stormed the stage before security — and Jill Biden — stepped in to stop them.

The next states to vote in the Democratic primary are Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington, who hit the polls on March 10.

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Isaac Saul is a senior politics reporter, editor and founding member at A Plus, the positive news oulet founded by Ashton Kutcher. He also writes the independent, non-partisan, ad-free politics newsletter Tangle. His reporting focuses on Congress, elections, immigration and climate change. His writing has appeared in CNN, The New York Daily News, The Forward, Yahoo!, The Huffington Post, Quartz, and been cited by The Washington Post, The New York Times and Fox News, among others. Before A Plus, he was an Associate Editor at The Huffington Post and the sports editor at The Pitt News.

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