On Wednesday (September 28), President Joe Biden appeared to be repeatedly searching for a deceased Congresswoman in a crowd at a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Biden called out for Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski (Indiana), who tragically passed along with two of her staffers in a car accident in early August.
Walorski was one of four who sponsored legislation for the hunger, nutrition, and health conference last year.
The mistake came while Biden was attempting to give Walorski and the others involved a shout-out.
Biden remarked, “I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like … Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative … Jackie, Jackie are you here?” The President queried while attempting to find Walorski in the audience.
“I think she was going to be here to help make this a reality,” Biden said once he couldn’t find the deceased Congresswoman.
Although a tribute to Walorski was planned to play at the event, it didn’t occur while the President or the White House pool was there.
Walorski died along with her district director Zachary Potts, 27, who was driving at the time, and her communications director, Emma Thompson, 28.
The three died in a head-on collision, which according to police, occurred when Potts turned into oncoming traffic.
At first, the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office thought the accident happened because another car had entered the wrong lane, crashing into Walorski’s car in the process. But, it was later discovered the opposite was true, and Walorski was the vehicle that was in the wrong lane.