LIVE UPDATES: Joe Biden claimed he was as soon as arrested on the US Capitol
In a 2007 look on David Letterman, then-Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., claimed he was arrested on the U.S. Capitol when he was 21 years outdated.
Letterman requested Biden what it was wish to stroll into the U.S. Senate chamber after being elected on the age of 29. Biden responded that he had really walked into the Senate chamber when he was 21 and obtained arrested.
“In these days, no guards stopping you all over the place. And so they simply obtained out of session. I walked within the again, the entire sudden I discovered myself within the chamber. I used to be surprised. I walked up, sat down within the presiding officer’s seat, man grabbed by the shoulder, stated: ‘you’re underneath arrest,’” Biden stated.
- It was unclear whether or not or the nation’s 46th president was certainly arrested on the age of 21.
- Biden as soon as claimed he was arrested whereas making an attempt to go to Nelson Mandela in South Africa throughout the apartheid period. He later backtracked saying that by “arrested,” he meant he was “not in a position to transfer.”
“Actually 9 years later, as I walked onto the Senate flooring by means of the identical door, that very same man, cop, stated to me, ‘Senator, you bear in mind me?’ I stated, ‘geez, I don’t.’ He stated, ‘I arrested you 9 years in the past…welcome again.’”
Biden was beforehand caught bragging about different arrests that turned out to not be true.
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