WH Press Corps Revolts Against Press Sec, Demands Answers on Why Biden Looked for Dead Congresswoman


Chaos erupted among the White House press corps on Wednesday after press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre repeatedly evaded questions about President Joe Biden’s latest alarming gaffe.

Reporters from at least seven media outlets — CNN, The Washington Post, Real Clear Politics, CBS News Radio, EWTN, Newsmax and ABC News — expressed frustration in response to Jean-Pierre’s dismissive replies to their questions.

The inquiries related to Biden’s actions earlier Wednesday, when he searched the audience for a dead congresswoman while speaking at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health in Washington.

“Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie?” the 79-year-old career politician asked while looking around the room.

Biden was referring to Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana, a proponent of the conference who died in a car crash on Aug. 3.

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Understandably, the cringeworthy incident fueled mounting concern about Biden’s mental health.

“What happened in the hunger event today?” Cecilia Vega of ABC News asked Jean-Pierre during the briefing. “The president appeared to look around the room for an audience member, a member of Congress who passed away last month.

“He seemed to indicate she might be in the room. What happened there?”

The press secretary responded that Walorski was “top of mind” for Biden because he had “planned to welcome the congresswoman’s family to the White House on Friday.”

Vega followed up by reminding her of Biden’s words: “He said, ‘Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? She must not be here.'”

“No, I totally understand. I just — I just explained she was on top of mind. … He knows that he is going to see her family, and she was at top of mind,” Jean-Pierre said.

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Unsatisfied with that answer, reporters pressed Jean-Pierre to explain further. Curtis Houck, the managing editor of NewsBusters, chronicled the pandemonium that unfolded in the briefing room on Twitter.

At one point, EWTN correspondent Owen Jensen asked Jean-Pierre: “Why don’t you just apologize? Sounds like you’re making excuses.”

Jensen was reacting to the numerous times Jean-Pierre rudely rebuffed questions about why a confused Biden was scanning the room for a dead person.

The press secretary cavalierly dismissed the queries by repeating the talking point about Walorski being “on top of mind” when Biden mentioned her.

Throughout the news conference, Jean-Pierre refused to answer direct questions about Biden’s state of mind when he committed his latest humiliating blunder.

CBS News Radio’s Steven Portnoy repeatedly asked Jean-Pierre to explain how Biden could have made such a shocking mistake.

“Did the president — was the president confused?” Portnoy asked. “Was something written in the teleprompter that he didn’t recognize? Can you just help us understand?”

You know it’s bad when the Democratic Party’s corporate media lapdogs won’t cover for Biden.

At one point, The Washington Post’s Matt Viser demanded to know why Biden thought Walorski was alive and in the room where he gave his speech.

Newsmax correspondent James Rosen won the Internet when he quipped, “I have John Lennon top of mind just about every day, but I’m not looking around for him anywhere.”

At that point, the news conference descended into chaos, with reporters shouting over one another.

“These moments of confusion are happening with increasing frequency.”

“Why not just apologize?”

“Americans are watching this and are having concerns. What do you say to that?”

“We were asking about the mental acuity of the president.”

“We’re just trying to get an answer, Karine. ‘Top of mind’ is not an answer.”

Jean-Pierre called one reporter “incredibly rude” and moved on to another topic.

She was asked about Biden’s “Where’s Jackie?” moment one more time shortly thereafter, and said, “Look, I know this is a question that many of you have had. I’ve answered it multiple times already in this room. And my answer is certainly not going to change.

“All of you may have views on — on how I’m answering it, but I am answering the question to the way that he saw it and the way that we see it.”

As the dumpster fire that is Biden’s failed presidency rages on, it becomes more obvious every day that he is unfit to lead and his underlings, especially Jean-Pierre, are not ready for prime time.

The clock is ticking on this clown show, and it can’t end soon enough.

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