Vice President Joe Biden is known for his verbal outbursts, inappropriate commentary and occasional factual flaps. Over the weekend, he referred to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as "President Romney." This, of course, is only the latest example that we've shared. As The Blaze's Jon Seidl has noted, he's made other epic gaffes here, here, and here.
Earlier today, Biden added yet another odd gesture -- one that was likely intended to be a joke -- to his arsenal of odd quips and gestures. Before addressing the annual convention of The Rabbinical Assembly, an international organization comprised 1,600 conservative rabbis, Biden made the "sign of the cross."
As the individual introducing him spoke about the more than three decades Biden served in the U.S. Senate, the vice president, who was standing behind him, made the sign of the cross. The audience subsequently erupted with laughter, as Biden walked over to the man introducing him and said, "Thirty-six years...that's a long time...I'm getting old."
Considering that this gesture is Christian in nature -- and in seeing that Biden was in front of a massive audience of Jewish faith leaders -- it's certainly a noteworthy occurrence. Now, either Biden considered the context and forged on or he made the hand motions without thinking. Either way, it's entertaining to watch.
View the incident, below:
During his address, Biden defended Israel and claimed that the Obama administration is working feverishly to come up with mechanisms to contain Iran.
(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)