Biden Asks Where Dead Congresswoman Is During White House Event – Rolling Stone

The president puzzled if Jackie Walorski, who died final month, was current throughout a convention on starvation, diet, and well being on Wednesday

President Joe Biden requested if late Rep. Jackie Walorski was current throughout an occasion on the White Home on Wednesday. 

Walorski was killed in a automobile crash together with two staffers and a driver on Aug. 3. She had been a champion of a invoice that established the White Home Starvation Convention Biden was addressing on Wednesday. “Jackie, are you right here?” Biden mentioned whereas itemizing lawmakers who contributed to the invoice, showing to search for Walorski within the viewers. “The place’s Jackie?” the president requested once more.

In a press briefing afterward Wednesday, White Home Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was questioned by reporters about Biden’s feedback. She confirmed that the president had been talking of Walorski however didn’t acknowledge that Biden misspoke. “He was occupied with her as he was naming out and calling out the congressional champions,” Jean-Pierre mentioned.

Jean-Pierre didn’t remark when pressed on why Biden appeared to be in search of Walorski within the viewers.

“The president … was acknowledging her unimaginable work,” Jean-Pierre mentioned, noting that he had already deliberate to welcome Walorski’s household to the White Home on Friday for a invoice signing in her honor. “He seems to be ahead to discussing her outstanding legacy of public service with them when he sees her household,” she added.

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