While speaking at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on Wednesday, President Joe Biden gave a well-deserved shout-out to Rep. Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Republican who served as co-chair of the hunger of the House
“I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like Rep. McGovern, Sen. Braun, Sen. Booker, Rep. ― Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie?” the president asked in his opening remarks. “She doesn’t have to be here.”
In fact, Deputy Walorski was not there. The White House even issued a statement after his death saying that administration officials were “shocked and saddened” by his death.
Biden’s gaffes have always generated headlines. In 2008, the then-senator tried to give Sen. Chuck Graham special recognition during a campaign event.
“Chuck, stand up, let people see you,” the politician encouraged before realizing Graham was using a wheelchair. Suddenly aware of his mistake, Biden encouraged the crowd to “stand up for Chuck.”
Of course, Biden is not alone in his verbal misadventures as president. First Lady Jill Biden would argue that “After Donald Trump, you can’t even say the word gaffe.”