The Independent published this video item, entitled “White House struggles to explain why Biden called out dead congresswoman” – below is their description.
The White House struggled to respond on Wednesday after Joe Biden committed an embarrassing error at an anti-hunger event on Wednesday and appeared to forget the recent death of an Indiana congresswoman.
The president was speaking at the White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health when he called out the name of Jackie Walorski, a Republican member of the House who died in a car crash earlier this year. Speaking as if he was searching for her in the was in the room, Mr Biden then suggested that she must have missed the event.
Confronted about the mixup at her daily press conference, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre attempted to spin the president’s actions as a result of having the congresswoman on his mind; she dodged direct questions about why he asked where she was.
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