President Joe Biden once claimed that at the age of 21, he was arrested for trespassing the Capitol. He described a crime that is very similar to the one for which some participants of the January 6 Capitol protest are facing federal charges.
As Fox News reported on Sunday:
Recounting the details of the arrest – which apparently happened on a Saturday – Biden said had been visiting some friends at Georgetown University, and decided to visit Washington because he “was fascinated with the Senate.”
“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.
Fox News also pointed out that Biden has bragged about being arrested before, and that his claim had been proved to be false.
While campaigning for the 2020 presiential election, Biden claimed that he had been arrested in South Africa while trying to visit an imprisoned Nelson Mandela. His campaign later admitted that the story was not true.