In Joe Biden’s 2009 farewell address to the Senate, he claimed to have broken into the chamber and sat in the vice president’s chair as a 21-year-old. Biden told legislators that the first time he stood on the Senate floor was when he visited with friends in the early 1960s.
“I remember vividly the first time I walked in this chamber. I walked through those doors, but I walked through those doors as a 21-year-old tourist,” he said. Biden allegedly made the trip to the Capitol in 1963 because he had “always been fascinated with it.”
“In those days, you could literally drive right up to the front steps,” Biden explained. “…I drove up to the steps and there had been a rare Saturday session. It had just ended. So I walked up the steps, found myself in front of what we call the elevators, and I walked to the right to the Reception Room.”
When he walked in,