Biden to NoDak Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's family: "Spread your legs. You're going to be frisked" [VIDEO]

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If a job was created for each of Biden's gaffes, unemployment would no longer exist.
Joe Biden's unique way with words was on full display yesterday during the unofficial swearing-in of new Democratic North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp.

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When a photographer told Heitkamp's husband to drop his hands to his side, Biden somehow thought this was a good thing to say to nobody in particular: "Spread your legs. You're going to be frisked."

"You say that to somebody in North Dakota, they think it's a frisk," he added.

Here's the footage:

Heitkamp, a moderate Democrat who is more conservative than most of her party when it comes to guns, energy, health care, and gay rights, scored a very narrow and surprising victory over Republican Rick Berg in November (Even Nate Silver pegged the race incorrectly). She's replacing Kent Conrad, a longtime Democratic Senator who retired.

After the awkward photo-op was through, Biden gushed about her.

"I think she's incredible. I can hardly wait to work with her," he told the Huffington Post. "You know why? She and I both speak plain English."

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CinBlueland topcommenter

Biden.. Classy as usual.. Thought his handlers kept him traveling in 3rd world countries to minimize exposure.

Marhya Fasching
Marhya Fasching

It was funny...Heidi was cracking up, and she was there. Enuf said.

Reier Erickson
Reier Erickson

If you took it out of context and though he just said, "Spread your legs" I could understand but there isn't anything wrong with this... It wasn't funny, but that could be the only criticism.

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