Vance “Completely Stands By” Comments That Spouses In Violent Marriages Should Not Get Divorced
July 29, 2022
Vance: “And My Point Is, Domestic Violence Is Way Worse Outside Of Marriages Than It Is Within Marriage.”
Columbus, OH – In an interview on WTVN this morning, J.D. Vance doubled down and said that he “completely stands by” his comments that spouses in violent marriages should not get divorced.
On the Brandon Boxer Show, Vance said (at 10:11), “And I think it’s disgusting for him to use this smear against me that the point I made is a very simple point, and I completely stand by it. Divorce, I think that our society’s approach to divorce has not been good for kids…That the whole point was the progressives say that we have the divorce because of domestic violence. And my point is, domestic violence is way worse outside of marriages than it is within marriage.”
Vance is still facing the fallout this week for suggesting that spouses in violent marriages should stay in those marriages for the sake of the children. Vance also claimed that divorce makes it easier for people to “shift spouses like they change their underwear.” When VICE News asked Vance to clarify if “he thinks people in violent marriages should generally stay together or get divorced,” the campaign refused to do so and said that they felt Vance already answered the question.
This comes after J.D. Vance cheered on the largest rollback of women’s rights in half a century, called rape “inconvenient,” and compared abortion to slavery. Vance is making it clear to Ohio women that he is dangerous and does not care about their well-being.
“J.D. Vance is doubling down on his disgusting comments that women should put themselves in danger to stay in violent marriages. J.D. Vance is a disgrace, a danger to women everywhere, and has disqualified himself,” said Michael Beyer, a spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party.