Vice President Biden was on hand Thursday to pretend to swear in the new members of the Senate (this one is for photos; the real swearing-in happens on the Senate floor). It was an opportunity for a lot of Biden humor.

When a photographer told the husband of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) to drop his hands to his sides, Biden added, “Spread your legs: You’re going to be frisked." He added, “You say that to somebody in North Dakota, they think it’s a frisk."