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The chairman of the Indiana GOP criticizes the White House for spinning the ‘Where’s Jackie?’ Biden’s blunder

The head of the Indiana Republican Party said Thursday that President Biden’s comments in which he seemed to forget about the death of a congresswoman during a White House event “call a lot into question.”

Kyle Hupfer, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, said people deserve an answer as to why Biden seemed to forget about Rep. Jackie Walorski’s death on Aug. 3.

“No amount of White House spin can justify President Joe Biden forgetting the tragic passing of Jackie Walorski, the latest mistake that calls so much into question,” Hupfer said. “The American people deserve a straight answer, not a political talking point, about how the President of the United States could forget that a congresswoman he was supposedly trying to honor passed away last month.”


President Joe Biden speaks during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, in the Ronald Reagan Building. During his remarks, he seemed to forget about the death of Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski.

Biden made his comments during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Walorski, 58, a Republican, was one of four lawmakers who sponsored legislation that pushed through the conference last year.

He died in a tragic car accident along with two of his employees.

Biden was trying to yell at her during his speech.

“I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like… Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative… Jackie, Jackie, are you here?” Biden said. “I think she was going to be here to help make this happen.”


Since then, Republicans have questioned whether Biden is fit for the job and criticized the White House’s response to the incident.

President I was naming congressional champions on this issue and recognizing their incredible work,” said White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “I had already planned to welcome the congresswoman’s family to the White House on Friday. There will be a bill signing in her honor next Friday. So of course she was on her mind. She was the most important thing to the president.”

“White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre’s explanation is a disrespectful lie to Jackie’s constituents and the American people,” Hupfer said Thursday. “We deserve a real answer.”

Fox News Digital has contacted the White House.

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