Washington – President Joe Biden The late Rep. Jackie Warorski, R-Ind. who died in a car accident in augustfor attending Wednesday’s speech at the White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health.
Speaking about his administration’s efforts to end hunger in the United States by 2030, Biden thanked “everyone here” and noted Warorski and other lawmakers’ efforts on the hunger issue.
“Jackie, are you here? Where is Jackie? I don’t think she’s here,” Biden said.
Warorski and two of her congressional staffers were killed in a head-on car crash in northern Indiana in August. she was 58 years old.
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First elected to the House of Representatives in 2012, Warorski co-chaired the House Hunger Caucus. Politico reported that the video’s tribute was to honor Warorski at the conference.
Biden released a statement after Warorski’s death in August, saying he and Jill Biden were “shocked and saddened” and thanked lawmakers for their support in planning a conference on hunger. did.
A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the gaffe.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY. Biden mistakenly called recently deceased congressman