Watch Joe Biden go undercover at college to stop campus sexual assault in new ‘Funny or Die’ video
Vice President Joe Biden is making the most of his final few months in office. Just on the heels of his fiery attack on Republican Donald Trump’s soldier PTSD comments, Biden is commemorating National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a new video for the It’s On Us campaign on Funny or Die with actor Adam Devine.
In the video the FBI tasks the two with going back to college, Biden clad in his signature aviators and Devine with his uncanny ability to appear uncool. They’re instructed to blend in, but that can be a bit complicated with a secret service detail in tow.
While at a typical college party, Biden leans into one student sipping out of a plastic cup, “Hey there, fellow college students.” The secret service swoop in to pat down the students he’s talking to. Biden’s excuse is that they’re friends of his from the football team.
They have to figure out the latest lingo, a problem for Devine, who seems to have some trouble with “fleek” and “trill.”
Worst, they’re told they have to keep their stories straight. “So, I’m back at the White House and I’m talking to Barack Obama,” Biden says, as brows furrow around him. “I mean, I’m at the frat house watching a program about llamas,” Biden corrects himself.
More importantly, they are tasked with getting the message out about campus sexual assault.
“Folks, I have a confession to make,” Biden says from the DJ stand. “I’m not a college student. I’m Vice President Joe Biden.” He goes on to explain that 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted by the time they leave college.
Devine thinks he’s unqualified to talk about it but Biden assures him that everyone is qualified to talk about it and reminds the audience that “it’s on all of us to change the culture and prevent sexual assault.”
Biden has long fought to end violence against women, notably by authoring the Violence Against Women Act while in the U.S. Senate. Earlier this summer, Biden wrote a letter to the Stanford rape survivor after her rapist, Brock Turner, only received 3 months in prison for his crime. The video comes after his appearance last week on “Law and Order: SVU” where he talked about the backlog of rape kits.
Check out the full video below: