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Biden Bans Cameras From Signing Bills With Family Of Dead Congressman He Called On Stage

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President Joe Biden banned the cameras from his signing on Friday to name a Veterans Affairs clinic in memory of a congressman who died last month.

The move comes just two days after the president, 79, falsely called for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski during a speech in Washington on Wednesday.

White House officials stumbled upon the president’s latest gaffes in the immediate aftermath, with press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre saying the Indiana congressman was just at the “top” of Biden’s thoughts about signing the bill.

She said at the time that Biden is “very much looking forward to discussing her remarkable legacy of public service with them when he sees her family next Friday.”

The White House would also play a video tribute to Walorski during the event.

But on Friday, Jean-Pierre appeared to take a different approach, saying it was a private moment between the president, minority group leader Kevin McCarthy, and Walorski’s friends and family.

“As you all know, we don’t schedule every bill signing,” she told reporters, adding: “As you can imagine, this is a personal moment the president was doing.

“As I mentioned in the briefing a few days ago, the president has been looking forward to receiving the families of the deceased representatives and other lawmakers to honor her legacy.”

President Joe Biden banned the camera from signing a bill to rename a Veterans Affairs clinic in memory of a deceased congressman on Friday, just days after he falsely called for her

Walorski, who was 58 at the time of her death, was one of four people killed in a head-on collision on August 3, 2022 as she returned from a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Claypool, Indiana. She is pictured here with her husband

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed Friday that signing the bill was a “personal moment.”

Walorski, who was 58 at the time of her death, was one of four people killed in a head-on collision on August 3, 2022 as she returned from a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Claypool, Indiana.

The other deceased was the driver of the other vehicle, as well as two staffers in the legislature’s office, communications director Emma Thomson, 28, and her district director, Zachery Potts, 27.

Biden released a statement about her death at the time, announcing that the White House flags would fly at half-mast in honor of her.

But he seemed to have forgotten all that when he addressed the crowd gathered Wednesday for the White House conference on hunger, nutrition and health in Washington, DC.

The president thanked lawmakers for their work on a plan to end hunger in the US by 2030 when he suddenly asked where Walorski was.

“Jackie, are you here?” Biden said, interrupting his own comments.

‘Where’s Jackie? She shouldn’t be here,” Biden concluded.

Biden, 79, named the late congressman as he thanked lawmakers from both parties for their efforts to help his plan end hunger in the United States

The White House soon launched a confusing and nonsensical explanation as to why the president was looking for the deceased representative, as Jean-Pierre repeatedly claimed that the president had not forgotten that Walorski was dead.

She insisted it’s “not uncommon” for people to say the names of deceased individuals when they’re “top of mind,” a phrase she kept repeating during her briefing Wednesday during questions from multiple outlets, including CNN, CBS and The Washington Post.

“I don’t find that confusing,” she said when asked if her “top of mind” also means the president thinks Walorski lives in the room.

“I mean, I think a lot of people can talk sometimes when you have people top of mind, they’re top of mind,” she said.

The reporter then mocked Jean-Pierre, seeking an answer by saying, ‘I have John Lennon in my head almost every day, but I’m not looking for him.’

“If you sign a bill for John Lennon as president, we can have this conversation,” she said, confusing the briefing room and yelling at each other.

Jean-Pierre repeatedly said that Joe Biden only called out the late Representative Jackie Walorski on Wednesday because she was

Jean-Pierre repeatedly said that Joe Biden only called out the late Representative Jackie Walorski on Wednesday because she was “top of mind” over the impending signing of the bill.

The botched excuse eventually received even more negative attention than Biden’s initial comments.

Doug Address of the Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell’s press secretary, seemed aggravated by Jean-Pierre’s handling of the gaffe, tweeting: ‘Just admit he was wrong!! good luck’.

A spokesman for Texas Senator Ted Cruz said the day will go down in history as the first time members of the press acknowledge that Biden is mentally unfit.

“Remember where you were on September 28, 2022,” Steve Guest tweeted. “It’s the day it finally got right for the White House press to acknowledge that Joe Biden is senile.”

“I think the American people who, you know, watch the briefing from time to time, maybe right now, will understand when someone is top of mind,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I don’t think it’s that uncommon to have someone top of mind, especially since there’s a big event today and Friday – two big events – that’s going to take place,” she said. “And so he’s going to see her family, they’re going to honor her, they’re going to celebrate her.”

After her death last month, the president ordered the flag in half mass.  The 56-year-old congresswoman is seen here with relatives

After her death last month, the president ordered the flag in half mass. The 56-year-old congresswoman is seen here with relatives

Biden and First Lady Jill issued a statement in August following the deaths of Walorski and her two associates

Biden and First Lady Jill issued a statement in August following the deaths of Walorski and her two associates

Meanwhile, Jackie’s brother Keith Walorski said he was not angry with the president over the gaffe and added that he spoke to Biden after the deadly crash last month.

Instead, Keith said he felt sorry for the president, claiming Biden is “doing the best he can with what he has now.

He added that it is “normal” for the 79-year-old.

However, Keith acknowledged that “a fancy way of putting it” is that Biden is forgetful because of his age.

Walorski told the New York Post, “I don’t think anyone would look at the things he’s done and said and say his mind is as sharp as it used to be.”

The deceased representative’s brother noted that Biden was “very sincere” when he called the family after his sister was murdered, noting that Biden went through that process himself.

“All I’m saying about the president right now is that he should bless his heart for trying. Yes, it was a big mess today. Unforgivable? No. Unforgivable? No. I won’t blame him. I just feel sorry for him.’

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