US President Joe Biden called out for late Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, who was killed in a car accident in August, at an event on Wednesday.
‘Where’s Jackie?’: Biden’s error over late congresswoman
President Joe Biden sought out deceased Representative Jackie Walorski on Wednesday during remarks at a hunger conference, saying “Where’s Jackie?”
The White House press secretary later said the congresswoman had been “top of mind” for the president at the time.
Karine Jean-Pierre did not acknowledge that Biden had misspoken during his remarks at the White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health when he looked around the room for Walorski, the Republican congresswoman for Indiana who died in an August car crash.
Biden, in his remarks, praised bipartisan lawmakers who worked on addressing childhood hunger, including Representative Jim McGovern, Senator Mike Braun, Senator Cory Booker and Walorski, who was seen as a leader on the issue before her death.