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Parliamentary Fight Club

First rule: awkwardly roll around on the ground.

Earlier this fall, members of the Japanese parliament fought each other over a controversial security bill. Like, with their actual fists, not filibusters. That fracas naturally led us down a YouTube rabbit hole of awkward political fights turned literal, and we found plenty of material.  

Don’t believe us? Watch the video above, which chronicles the most absurd moments in political fisticuffs. From Ukraine to India, seemingly docile parts of governing have descended into the chaos of grown men slap-fighting when tempers flare.

Given tonight’s debate, we’d be remiss if we didn’t note that we don’t condone this behavior among any politicians. So don’t get any ideas, Jeb. We know you need a boost, but violence is never the answer.

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