A recorded video from 2007 shows Joe Biden admitting to David Letterman that he was once arrested for tresspassing at the U.S. Capitol Building in his younger years, according to The BPR.
“You know, I walked in when I was 21, and I got arrested,” Biden began. “It was a Saturday, I was down visiting some friends at Georgetown University, and I come up on a Saturday morning because I was always fascinated with the Senate. They had a Saturday session.”
Oh the irony. Biden said that he was arrested for trespassing at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/cUid5QAIQ6
— Michael Moore (@mbracemoore) February 21, 2021
“In those days, no guards stopping you everywhere. And they just got out of session. I walked in the back, all of a 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,’” Biden told Letterman.
President Biden frequently criticized protesters who also entered the Capitol building in January.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “It’s, of course, Congress’s decision to form this commission, as we talked about a bit in here, but it’s certainly one the president would support.”
“And President Biden has made clear his views on the tragic events of January 6th, including where responsibility for them lies. He backs efforts to shed additional light on the facts, to ensure something like that never happens again.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that there will be an “outside, independent 9/11-type Commission” to ‘investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack.’”
So the Viking man might be prez someday? Well only if he cheats! #BidenCheated2020
— RogReu (@Rogreu) February 21, 2021
Not just trespassing, but sitting in the “presiding officer’s seat,” like he was a role model for the doofuses on Jan 6.
— Chad Nagle (@elgandahc) February 21, 2021
I think his punishment should be the model for those who did the same in January, if he was just escorted out well then I guess we are done
— Ryan Hutson (@ryan_hutson) February 21, 2021
hopefully someone will create the appropriately photoshopped merger of a Young Joe and the Pseudo-Shaman. Hmmm… they could be the new Hall & Oates.
— High Horseman (@AHighHorseman) February 21, 2021
— Ana Paula Henkel (@AnaPaulaVolei) February 21, 2021
— INFAMOUSCHUCK (@infamouschuck) February 22, 2021
While on the campaign trail a year ago, Biden walked back previous claims that he was arrested while in South Africa in the 1970s attempting to meet with anti-Apartheid activist Nelson Mandela.
In an interview with CNN’s John Berman, Biden claimed that no, he wasn’t actually “arrested,” only that he “was not able to move where I wanted to go.”
“I turned around and everybody — all the entire black delegation was going another way,” he told Berman. “I said, ‘I’m not going to go in that door that says ‘white only,’ I’m going with them.’ They said, ‘You’re not, you can’t move, you can’t go with them.’ And they kept me there until finally, I decided that it was clear I wasn’t going to move.”