Critics of the president mocked and ridiculed him on social media over the video showing him calling for Republican Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana during an event at the White House Wednesday.
“I want to thank all of you here … including bipartisan elected officials like Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative … Jackie are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Biden said.
“I think she was going to be here to help make this a reality,” he added.
died in early August along with two of her aides when their car got into a head-on collision with another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle died as well.
Reporters pushed hard against White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre when she tried to claim that Biden only had Walorski on “top of his mind” when he made the comments.
Goldberg offered her own defense while on the “The View” show Thursday.
“You know, my gosh, c’mon, you can’t go after him for, you know, not giving aid to Florida, or not tackling the infrastructure, and he’s given aid to Ukraine, and so you can’t go after him for that!” Goldberg said.
“But you can go after him for forgetting that someone has passed!
“I mean, and she passed last month, not like a hundred years ago. ‘Cuz we dealt with that as well, where people said, you know, that person who died a hundred years ago did a great job,” she added, referring to a moment when then-President Donald Trump spoke as if Frederick Douglass were still alive.
Critics have pounced on these kinds of moments to undermine faith in 79-year-old Biden’s health and mental faculties.