At President Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris admitted that she has not yet seen the video footage of her husband Doug Emhoff and first lady Jill Biden sharing an uncomfortable kiss on the lips.
When Univision’s Edwin Pitti asked Harris on Wednesday regarding her opinion of the popular video clip, she responded with an unequivocal “No, I haven’t watched the video.”
She quickly switched gears and added, “But I do know that the first lady and the second gentleman are working arduously with what we are doing with my husband against anti-Semitism.”
Jill Biden made her way through the thronged Capitol in a bright purple dress, as recorded by cameras onsite. She graciously shook hands and waved to those around her before ascending towards Emhoff, who was seated in the balcony.
Hand in hand, the two beamed at each other before passionately locking lips in a smooth, seamless kiss that appeared to have been rehearsed for months — as seen in the viral video.
The couple kept their hands interlaced even after the intimate display, with Biden standing close beside her partner Emhoff.
The kiss between the president’s wife and the vice president’s husband came as a surprise to those present, but there were no immediate signs of disapproval. It wasn’t until later on that people began expressing their reactions.
Megyn Kelly voiced her unease upon witnessing Biden and Emhoff share a kiss, branding the gesture as “gross”.
“People should not be mouth-kissing even if it’s not your husband or your spouse,” Kelly said on her podcast, “The Megyn Kelly Show.”