Biden Calls Out for Dead Congresswoman

White House Press Conference Turns Ugly

White House Press Conference Turns Ugly

( – While addressing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Wednesday, September 28, President Joe Biden thanked the late Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) for her work on legislation in the area, apparently forgetting she had died. The Indiana lawmaker, along with two aides, had passed away following a car accident in August. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre had to field a question about the blunder during her Wednesday press briefing.

The press secretary appeared to dismiss the notion Biden had made a mistake, stating the president’s remark was an effort to “acknowledge [Walorski’s] incredible work.” She continued by noting plans to welcome the lawmaker’s family to the White House for a ceremonial signing of the bill she worked on.

Jean-Pierre then deflected a follow-up question asking whether Biden forgot the lawmaker died, stating the lawmaker was at the “top of mind” for the president.

Reporters were unwilling to drop the issue. After additional inquiries about the president’s awareness of Walorski’s death from Steven Portnoy of CBS News, Jean-Pierre indicated she felt the questioning was unnecessary and accused the reporter of “jumping to a lot of conclusions.”

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