Leave it to Vice President Joe Biden to lighten the mood at what sounds like a mundane event on Capitol Hill.

On Thursday, Biden was on hand for a mock swearing-in ceremony of newly elected U.S. senators. Since it wasn't the real thing until later in the day, Biden took the opportunity to crack jokes throughout.

"Spread your legs, you’re gonna be frisked,” Biden joked while

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and her family stood for photos and the photographer instructed one of them to put their arms down to the side.

Check out Biden's latest comedic routine!