Oh, the humanity! Joe Biden, if we are to believe him, violated the “citadel of democracy” as a young man and even sat in the chair of the presiding officer of the Senate — before he was arrested.
The operative phrase in the previous sentence is “if we are to believe him.”
According to Biden, who recounted the details on the David Letterman show in 2007, the breach occurred in 1971, half a century before the bloody insurrection of Jan. 6, 2021. Biden was 21 at the time and was visiting some friends at Georgetown University.
As to why he did it, he told Letterman at the time that it was he “was fascinated with the Senate.”
“In those days, no guards stopping you everywhere,” he told the late night TV host. “And they just got out of session. I walked in the back, all of the sudden I found myself in the chamber. I was stunned. I walked up, sat down in the presiding officer’s seat, guy grabbed by the shoulder, said: ‘you’re under arrest.’”
It gets better:
Literally nine years later, as I walked onto the Senate floor through the same door, that same guy, cop, said to me, ‘Senator, you remember me?’ I said, ‘geez, I don’t.’ He said, ‘I arrested you nine years ago … welcome back.’
Oh the irony. Biden said that he was arrested for trespassing at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/cUid5QAIQ6
— Michael Moore (@mbracemoore) February 21, 2021
Biden, who is quite the fabulist, has also claimed having been arrested in South Africa while attempting to visit Nelson Mandela, who was himself imprisoned at the time. He told the tall tale multiple times on the campaign trail in 2020. Former U.N Ambassador Andrew Young, who was with Biden on the South Africa trip, was asked by the New York Times whether the story of the arrest was true. His reply:
No, I was never arrested and I don’t think he was, either. Now, people were being arrested in Washington. I don’t think there was ever a situation where congressmen were arrested in South Africa. (RELATED: Biden recalls the time he was ‘shot at’ overseas, forgetting he’d already walked that claim back)
(h/t Fox News)