We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Joe Biden, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the current Vice President of the United States that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: He Withdrew From the 1988 Presidential Race Because of Plagiarism. Biden was a candidate for the 1988 presidential elections until rumors surfaced that he had plagiarized the words of a British politician. He then withdrew from the race.
Number Seven: He Spent More Than Half of His life in the Senate. It’s true! Biden entered the Senate in 1972, and he was re-elected to six additional terms in the years of 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2008.
Number Six: He Does Not Work on December 18. To honor the anniversary of his first wife and daughter’s death, Biden does not work on December 18.
Number Five: He Is the First Vice President to Be Roman Catholic or From Delaware. Amazingly, Biden is the first Roman Catholic Vice President, and he is also the first Vice President to be from Delaware!
Number Four: He Spent His Wedding Night Watching Annie on Broadway. On the night that Biden married Jill, rather than plan a romantic getaway, he took Jill and his two sons, Beau and Hunter, to go see Annie on Broadway. They even stayed in the same hotel room.
Number Three: He Proposed to Jill Five Times. Biden had to propose to Jill five times before she agreed to marry him. Clearly, his persistence paid off!
Number Two: That Lady Biker Was Not Actually Sitting in His Lap. Though the infamous picture depicting Biden in an Ohio diner shows what looks like a woman in biker gear sitting on his lap, she is not actually sitting on his lap. Biden had pulled a chair over for her to sit down.
Number One: He Authored the Violence Against Women’s Act. One of Biden’s biggest achievements was his 1994 Violence Against Women Act. However, today, the bill is blamed for many mass incarcerations and reform calls.