Vice President Joe Biden was asked Wednesday night how he would address sexual violence.
His response during the Democratic debate drew laughter from the crowd.
The former vice president was on firm ground when he began his answer by reminding the audience that he authored legislation to address violence against women.
He then argued that “No man has a right to raise a hand to a woman in anger other than in self-defense, and that rarely ever occurs.”
“So we have to just change the culture, period,” Biden said. “And keep punching at it and punching it and punching at it.”
Biden was one of 10 Democratic candidates to take the stage in Atlanta to debate a range of topics that included, health care, violence, impeachment and defeating President Trump.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Democrat debate: Biden said you have to 'keep punching' domestic violence