(DCWatchdog.com) – In one of the most bizarre incidents to happen at a White House event in recent memory, President Joe Biden behaved as if Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, who was killed in a horrific head-on vehicle collision last month, was still alive as he looked for her in the audience so he could introduce her as a co-sponsor to legislation he was highlighting.
The congresswoman’s tragic death made national headlines. Biden issued a statement offering condolences to her family at the time and ordered the White House to lower flags to half staff in her honor.
You can watch the video of Biden’s behavior a bit further down this post.
As The Washington Times describes what happened:
“President Biden on Wednesday asked a crowd if Rep. Jackie Walorski, who died in a car accident last month, was in attendance at a White House event.
“Mr. Biden was speaking at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health when he started to single out bipartisan lawmakers that helped make the event happen.
“As he was ticking off names, Mr. Biden then wondered if Walorski was in the audience.
“‘Rep. … Jackie are you here? Where’s Jackie,’ Mr. Biden said, referring to Walorski.”
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BIDEN: "Representative Jackie, are you here? Where's Jackie? She must not be here…"
Rep. Jackie Walorski was killed in a car accident in August along with two of her aides. pic.twitter.com/Gka6uUMWyO
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