FLASHBACK: Biden Likes to Swim Naked, Which Female Secret Service Agents Found ‘Offensive,’ Book Claimed
Remember Joe Biden? He used to be vice president under Barack Obama.
Wait, he’s all over the news, you say? Hmmm. We haven’t noticed.
Anyyyyyyway, there was a report a few years back that Joe Biden loved to swim in the nude — but the female Secret Service agents assigned to protect him didn’t like that, not one bit.
Biden would allegedly skinny-dip at the vice president’s official residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., and at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, according to “The First Family Detail” by Ronald Kessler.
“The book,” reported U.S. News and World Report back in August 2014, “relies on named and unnamed sources to describe life guarding prominent politicians including Biden, former President Ronald Reagan, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama.”
“Agents say that, whether at the vice president’s residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a habit of swimming in his pool nude,” Kessler writes in the book – due for release Aug. 5.
“Female Secret Service agents find that offensive,” he writes.
“Biden likes to be revered as everyday Joe,” an unnamed agent told Kessler. “But the reality is no agents want to go on his detail because Biden makes agents’ lives so tough.”
In addition to the alleged skinny-dipping, agents are reportedly irritated by frequent last-minute trips to Delaware.
A Biden spokeswoman would not address the claims on the record. A spokesperson for the Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Kessler, whose book was a New York Times bestseller, also said, “Because of Biden’s lack of consideration as evidenced by that habit and his refusal to give agents advance notice of his trips back home, being assigned to his detail is considered the second worst assignment in the Secret Service after being assigned to protect Hillary Clinton.”
In an July 2015 interview with Fox News, Kessler, who worked for more than a decade at The Washington Post before joining Newsmax, said, “talk about a war on women.”
“Biden likes to swim nude both at his Vice President’s residence in Washington and also at his home in Wilmington which he goes back to several times a week, all at our expense. By the way, a million dollars in Air Force 2 expenses, and this offends female Secret Service agents,” he said. “You know, they signed up to take a bullet for the President as you said but they didn’t sign up to…they certainly didn’t sign up to see Biden naked. It is offensive, it’s abusive.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 31, 2015