While in Poland on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden (pictured) claimed that as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, he led the fight for Poland's entry into NATO which was an event that occurred before his chairmanship.
Poland joined NATO in 1999. Biden did not serve as chairman until 2001.
In fact, it was Republican Senator Jesse Helms that led the fight for Poland's admission to NATO.
Biden's embarrassing gaffe overshadowed the purpose of his Poland trip and had nothing to do with the tense situation between Ukraine and Russia.