Late Rep Jackie Walorski’s Brother Responds to Biden’s Gaffe: ‘I Feel Sorry for Him’

The brother of late Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Keith Walorski, has issued response after Democrat President Joe Biden started calling out for his dead sister during a Wednesday speech.

As Slay News reported, Biden started asking the crowd where Walorski was in the middle of his speech during a White House event, despite knowing that she died two months ago in a car crash.

Keith even said Biden called the family when the Indiana Republican died in a car crash.

However, said that he’s not angry with Biden for the gaffe because the president is “doing the best he can do with what he’s got right now.”

“It’s par for the course. I feel sorry for him, really,” Keith Walorski said of Biden.

“He made a phone call after my sister was killed and he was very sincere in his relaying the grief process because he’s been through that grief process, he knows all about it.

“All I’m saying right now about the president is bless his heart for trying.

“Yeah, it was a big mess-up today. Inexcusable? No. Unforgivable? No,” he said.

“I’m not gonna hold it against him.

“I just feel sorry for him.”

Biden was thanking lawmakers from both sides of the aisle for their help with his plan to end hunger in the United States.

Biden called out Republican Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and Democrat Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

Next, he called out for the deceased Indiana congresswoman.

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“Jackie, are you here?” he said, slurring his words.

“Where’s Jackie?” he asked before mumbling.

“She must not be here.”


Biden even issued a statement when she died that said:

“Jill and I are shocked and saddened by the death of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski of Indiana along with two members of her staff in a car accident today in Indiana.

“Born in her beloved South Bend as the daughter of a meat-cutter and firefighter, she spent a lifetime serving the community that she grew up in – as a journalist, a nonprofit director, a state legislator, and eventually as a Member of Congress for the past nine and half years.

“We may have represented different parties and disagreed on many issues, but she was respected by members of both parties for her work on the House Ways and Means Committee on which she served.

“She also served as co-chair of the House Hunger Caucus, and my team and I appreciated her partnership as we plan for a historic White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health this fall that will be marked by her deep care for the needs of rural America.

“We send our deepest condolences to her husband, Dean, to the families of her staff members, Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson, who lost their lives in public service, and to the people of Indiana’s Second District who lost a representative who was one of their own,” he said.

The crash happened near the intersection of SR 19 and SR 119.

Four people were killed in the crash.

Three people in an SUV, Walorski, Zachery Potts, and Emma Thompson, were killed.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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