Sheriff Joe Doesn’t Know Right from Left


Joe Biden performed the swearing-in for the new Senator from Illinois, Mark Kirk. We know Joe’s pretty good at the swearing part, but the rest of the ettiquette escaped him:

Chicago – There was a slight mix-up during the swearing in of Republican Senator Mark Kirk.

On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden asked Kirk to place his right hand on the Bible and raise his left hand.

His hands should have been reversed, however, according to Senate tradition.

Biden’s spokesperson said they checked all the rules, and that in the end it doesn’t matter which hand Senator Kirk raised, as long as he agreed with the oath to uphold the constitution.

Team Biden checked all the rules and everything’s okay? Considering that’s coming from the same people who say the stimulus is working great, I remain skeptical:

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