Biden spoke Tuesday night in Los Angeles after a banner election night, which by that time included winning Virginia, Alabama, Minnesota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.
“Let’s get something straight. Wall Street didn’t build this country. You built this country. The middle class built this country. And unions built the middle class,” the former vice president said before a protester holding a “let dairy die” sign ran onstage.
Anti-dairy protesters have been turning up at most political events in the state this election season.
Jill Biden immediately blocked her husband with her body. But then a second protester stormed the stage, and the women of the Biden campaign fought back.
Jill physically grabbed the protester by the wrists and pushed her away.
Sanders, dressed in a striped blazer, ran after the protester, tackling her and dragging her offstage.
People on Twitter applauded the women for their quick instincts.
Damn! Melania would have pushed Trump into it. 😜
— Marcie lotsascents (@scentsnpetals) March 4, 2020
Yamamoto posted on Twitter, “There’s no one I’d rather rush a stage with.”
“You’re OK. You’re OK,” Jill Biden told her husband, who then turned back to the audience and continued speaking.
The Biden campaign has not yet responded to a request for comment, but there was at least one minor injury.
“I broke a nail,” Sanders tweeted.