President Joe Biden said in a 2007 appearance on The David Letterman Show that he was arrested at the U.S. Capitol when he was 21 years old.
Letterman asked Biden what it was like to walk into the U.S. Senate chamber after being elected at the age of 29.
Biden, who was a Democratic senator of Delaware at the time, told Letterman he was actually 21 the first time he walked into the chamber.
“You know I walked in when I was 21 and I got arrested,” Biden told Letterman.
“I came up on a Saturday morning because I was fascinated with the Senate. It was a Saturday session,” Biden recounted.
“In those days, no guards stopping you everywhere. 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,'” Biden said as the crowd laughs.
Fox News reported that it was unclear whether Biden’s arrest actually occurred. However, the report noted that Biden had been caught bragging about other arrests in the past that turned out not to be true, including in South Africa, when Biden claimed he was arrested while visiting Nelson Mandela.
Biden later backtracked saying that by “arrested,” he meant he was “not able to move.”
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Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.
Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.
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