During a speech, Biden addresses a deceased parliamentarian

Jackie Walorski, elected Republican from Indiana, died in early August in a car accident.

US President Joe Biden addressed a late Republican lawmaker, former House of Representatives member Jackie Walorski, in a speech on Wednesday.

This intervention raised many questions during the daily briefing by White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre. “Where’s Jackie?asked the 79-year-old Democrat during a speech dedicated to the fight against obesity and food insecurity.

«I want to thank everyone who is heresaid Joe Biden, mentioning two other parliamentarians particularly involved in these subjects, a Republican and a Democrat, before asking this question.

In the process, he seemed to look in the room for former member of the House of Representatives Jackie Walorski, an elected Republican from Indiana who died in early August in a car accident, who was very committed to the fight against malnutrition.

“He was thinking very hard about her”

The elected official had actively contributed to the preparation of a major summit devoted to this problem, during which Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday. The White House had issued a statement after his death in which the American president said “shocked and saddened».

Bombarded with questions about this on Wednesday to find out if Joe Biden had forgotten that the parliamentarian was dead, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre did not really answer. “He was thinking very hard of herduring this event to which she had actively contributed, only said the spokesperson. “I don’t find it disturbing“, she said again in the face of the journalists who insisted.

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Karine Jean-Pierre added that Joe Biden had already planned to meet the family of the deceased parliamentarian on Friday, on the occasion of the signing of a law, to pay tribute to his fight “outstandingagainst malnutrition.

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