During the mock swearing in of North Dakota Senator-Elect Heidi Heitkamp, held at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, a cameraman told Biden, Heitkamp and her family to drop their hands to their sides in a group photograph.
“Spread your legs, you’re gonna be frisked,” Biden responded in a mumble.
Heitkamp started laughing, and Biden explained himself.
“Drop your hands to the side — you say that to somebody in North Dakota, they think it’s a frisk,” he added. “Drop your hands to the side. They think you’re in trouble, right?”
And who was it who selected Biden as a running mate? Oh, right. President Obama.