Vice News reports:
JD Vance said people need to be more willing to stay in unhappy marriages for the sake of their kids—and seemed to suggest that in some cases, “even violent” marriages should continue.
The Ohio Republican Senate nominee, talking to Pacifica Christian High School in Southern California last September, gave an extended answer that claimed that people now “shift spouses like they change their underwear,” and that it had done long-term damage to a generation of children.
Vance recounted his own tragic experiences with domestic violence in his best-selling memoir Hillbilly Elegy, including details of his grandparents’ sometimes “violent marriage,” describing his grandfather as a “violent drunk” before he got sober and his grandmother as a “violent nondrunk.”
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Vance, who endured domestic violence as a child, made the comments immediately after discussing his grandparents’ “incredibly chaotic” marriage, which in his book he called “violent.” At one point his grandmother literally doused his grandfather with gasoline and set him on fire
— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) July 25, 2022
Republicans are increasingly concerned that the author-turned-MAGA crusader is “running the worst campaign you can possibly run,” as one talk radio host put it.https://t.co/4qtiErfS8E
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 25, 2022
GOP Insiders Reportedly Sounding ‘Code Red,’ Fearing JD Vance is Blowing the Ohio Senate Race: ‘Worst Campaign’ You Could Possibly Run https://t.co/nm6gPUYnG1
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) July 24, 2022
Some Republicans don’t think Vance is campaigning hard enough for #OHSen, and they’re getting fed up.
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