Politics

WATCH: Confused Biden Looks for Rep. Jackie Walorski in Crowd —She Died in a Car Crash Last Month

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.29.22

During the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, President Joe Biden appeared to search for Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), who died in a car accident last month; “Jackie are you here?” Biden asked.

“I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like … Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative … Jackie, Jackie are you here?” Biden said, searching for the late congresswoman. “I think she was going to be here to help make this a reality.”

Watch the clip above.

The awkward gaffe triggered a White House walk back, in which they tried to explain that this is totally okay and just something Joe does.

“The President speaks directly and candidly — straight from the shoulder, as he often says,” White House spokesperson Robyn Patterson told Fox News Digital in a statement when asked about the president’s long track record of saying things his staffers later corrected.

“Doing so has been critical to his success in everything from rallying the world to support Ukraine to empowering Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices,” Patterson added. “And when he feels the need to add context to something he said, or to direct his staff to do so – as every President has – he doesn’t hesitate to.”

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre didn’t think Joe’s behavior was strange either —she doubled down on the position that everything is totally normal.

“He had already planned to welcome the congresswoman’s family to the White House on Friday, there will be a bill signing in her honor this coming Friday,” Jean-Pierre said. “So, of course, she was on his mind. She was at top of mind for the president.”

Watch a clip from the exchange below:

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