Biden on wife blocking protester: 'Whoa, you don't screw around with a Philly girl'

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response Biden tells CNN town hall that he has benefited from white privilege MORE on Wednesday night joked that his presidential campaign may soon need Secret Service protection because people are worried his wife, Jill Biden, is going to "hurt someone" after an incident involving protesters at a victory speech on Super Tuesday.

“I’m probably the only candidate running for president whose wife is my Secret Service,” Biden joked while speaking at a fundraiser in California. “Whoa, you don’t screw around with a Philly girl, I’ll tell you what.”

Jill Biden quickly went viral for the role she played in blocking a pair of anti-dairy protesters from reaching the podium while her husband was speaking in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.


As one of the demonstrators stormed the stage, Jill stepped forward and shoved her before a group of Biden campaign staffers wrestled and carried the person away.

“We’re OK, we’re OK,” Jill Biden said after the episode.

The scene prompted calls from many for the Democratic presidential campaigns to begin receiving Secret Service protection. But they also led to a spree of admiring comments on social media about Jill Biden's successful efforts to physically block a protester. Actor and comedian Amy SchumerAmy Beth SchumerKim Kardashian West joins campaign calling for Facebook to take action against hate speech Clinton says she's working to send Trump 'back to the golf course full time' Biden on wife blocking protester: 'Whoa, you don't screw around with a Philly girl' MORE was one of many people to call her a "warrior."

Recalling the event just a night later, Joe Biden said of his wife: "I tell you what man, I married way above my station.”

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie ThompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonHillicon Valley: FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden | Treasury Dept. sanctions Iranian government-backed hackers FBI director calls antifa 'a real thing' Democrats slam DHS chief for defying subpoena for testimony on worldwide threats MORE (D-Miss.) on Wednesday sent a letter to the Trump administration asking that officials determine whether remaining Democratic presidential contenders warrant Secret Service protection. 

Thompson specifically named Biden and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersMcConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence MORE (I-Vt.), saying that they appeared to meet the criteria to authorize protection for a major candidate. 

Fueled by a series of key victories on Super Tuesday in states such as Virginia and Texas, Biden cemented a two-candidate race between him and Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary. He currently holds a delegate lead over the progressive senator and appears to be in strong position to win future states.