Almost immediately after taking her oath of office on Thursday, incoming Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and her family became the latest victim of a Joe Biden gaffe.
While posing for a picture with the vice president, he told her husband: “Spread your legs, you’re going to be frisked.” Biden was responding to one of the photographers who asked everyone to drop their hands to the sides.
“Drop your hands to your sides,” Biden added. “You say that to somebody in North Dakota, they think it’s a frisk.”
“They think you’re in trouble, right?” the vice president asked Heitkamp’s husband, who just shrugged at him.
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This story has been updated to clarify the remark seems to have been directed at Heikamp’s husband.