(RepublicanInformer.com)- In response to the controversy over President Joe Biden’s most recent gaffe on Wednesday of looking for a deceased congresswoman, the White House has decided not to have a news briefing on Thursday.
At the White House press briefing on Wednesday, tensions flared as numerous journalists peppered Karine Jean-Pierre with questions regarding the president’s reference to the late Republican Indiana congresswoman Jackie Walorski during the conference on nutrition and health. The president looked around the audience for Walorski after Jean-Pierre repeatedly told the press that she was “on top of mind” for him.
After numerous reporters screamed out requests for the president and Jean-Pierre to apologize for the incident, the White House scheduling abruptly removed a briefing from the agenda. According to the schedule, the president is scheduled to leave the White House for a briefing on Hurricane Ian and return at 1:15 p.m.
The schedule states that he would depart the White House at 3 p.m. to host the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit and return at 5:20 to host a dinner with the leaders of the Pacific Islands in the State Dining Room.
Footage showed the president praising lawmakers and government representatives for their work on these topics while addressing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Walorski, who passed away in a car accident in August, was one of those he questioned. “And I want to thank all of you here, especially nonpartisan elected people like Representative McGovern, Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative — Jackie, you here?” he can be heard saying.
”How is Jackie doing? I didn’t anticipate she would be present.”
James Rosen of Newsmax noted that while he frequently has artist John Lennon on his mind, he does not actively seek him out. When the president signed a measure for Lennon, Jean-Pierre dismissively suggested they could talk about it then. This prompted several reporters to express concerns about the president’s mental state.
A female reporter could be heard saying, “It’s these moments of bewilderment, Karine; these moments of confusion are frequently happening.”
“Americans are keeping an eye on this and are worried.”