Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary for the White House, had a difficult time explaining away President Joe Biden's gaffe on Wednesday, when he appeared to call for a congresswoman who had passed away during a conference on health and nutrition.
During the event that took place on Wednesday at the White House, Biden seemed to call for Representative Jackie Walorski, a Republican from Indiana, to rise up and be acknowledged. He evidently forgot that Walorski had passed away in an automobile accident back in August.
During a news conference, Cecilia Vega, a reporter for ABC News, questioned Jean-Pierre about the reason the president had called for Walorski.
Jean-Pierre told the Daily Caller that the president named congressional champions on food hunger and praised her work. The visit of the congresswoman's family to the White House was scheduled to take place on Friday according to his original plans. This next Friday, there will be a bill-signing ceremony held in her honor; therefore, it is only natural that he was thinking about her. She was at the forefront of the president's attention at all times. When he encounters her family on Friday, he is extremely excited to have the opportunity to speak with them about the great legacy of public service that she has left behind.
Vega then paraphrased the comments made by Biden, which were as follows: Jackie, can you please come here? Where can I find Jackie? It is impossible for her to be here.
Jean-Pierre continued to insist that Biden kept the congresswoman "in the forefront of his mind."
She responded with, No, I completely understand; and I merely explained that [Walorski] was at the forefront of my mind. What we saw today, and what the president highlighted at this conference and event, was her determination to tackle the problem of food insecurity in the United States. And once more, he is aware that he is going to visit her family on the following Friday. A VA clinic in Vienna will be renamed after the late congresswoman, and there will be a bill-signing ceremony to commemorate the occasion. He is aware that he will be meeting her family, and he had her in the forefront of his mind.
The press secretary was then questioned by James Rosen of Newsmax over her explanation of Biden's error in judgment. Jean-Pierre replied that he made the statement during an event that was recognizing Walorski's efforts on food insecurity, and that the event was named after Walorski.
I think about John Lennon pretty much every day, but I'm not actively hunting for him, Rosen told his wife, Karan.
Jean-Pierre said, When you sign a bill appointing John Lennon as president, then we can have this talk.
As the press secretary attempted to move on to another topic, it appears that more than one reporter asked why Vice President Biden did not apologize for the mistake.
On August 3, Walorski, her district director Zachery Potts, and her communications director Emma Thomson were all killed in an automobile accident in the area of Nappanee, Indiana.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Newsmax.