'Where's Jackie?' Biden seeks lawmaker Walorski who died in August




  • In Politics
  • 2022-09-28 18:01:59Z
  • By Reuters
 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden publicly sought out Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Congresswoman who died in a car accident in August, during a conference on hunger on Wednesday, seeming to forget that she had passed away.

Biden thanked other conference organizers, then asked: "Jackie are you here? Where's Jackie?"

Walorski, a Republican, was one of four Congressional co-sponsors of the bill to fund the conference. She was killed with two staffers in early August.

Biden moved past the issue without any correction. After Walorski's death, the White House issued a statement from Biden that said he and his wife Jill were "shocked and saddened" by her sudden accident.

"Truly an awful and disgraceful blunder," Representative Vicky Hartzler, a Missouri Republican, tweeted in reference to the mistake.

Biden was "acknowledging her incredible work," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said when asked about the incident later, adding that Biden had already planned to welcome the congresswoman's family to the White House for a bill signing on Friday. "She was on top of mind," Jean-Pierre said.

(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw and Leah Douglas; Writing by Heather TimmonsEditing by Alistair Bell)

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  • ¿Has sido víctima de una negligencia en la autopista, donde viste como tu vida se puso de cabeza por un accidente de carro, que tú NO provocaste? Después de tener un accidente de auto, lo que sigue a ello, es una larga lista de cosas por enfrentar. Procedimientos, protocolos y pasos a seguir que suelen ser cansados, estresantes, pero sobre todo, confusos. La ley le exige a todos los choferes de vehículos, que deseen circular por las carreteras de California, un seguro de auto con un mínimo de cobertura por; $15,000 si una persona muere o se hiere, $30,000 por más de una persona herida o muerta y $5,000 por daños a la propiedad. Y esto es, justamente, para protegernos cuando la vida nos cambia por un accidente. Por eso, damos por sentados los pasos que siguen cuando se debe presentar una demanda por reclamo de tus daños, pero ¿en realidad sabes como funciona?

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