The brother of the late Representative Jackie Walorsky told The Post on Wednesday that when the Indiana Republican died in a car accident last month, and said that he is not angry that the President publicly forgotten his death — because Biden is “doing the best he can with what he’s got right now.”
Keith Walorsky, one of the late lawmaker’s two brothers, prepares to visit the White House on Friday with his mother and one of his sister’s close friends.
“It’s par for the course,” Walorsky told The Post of Biden’s bizarre gaffe. “I’m sorry for that, really.”
Keith Walorsky said, “He made a call after my sister was killed and he was very honest in relaying the grieving process because he’s gone through that grieving process, he knows all about it.”
“All I’m saying about the president right now is to bless his heart for trying. Yeah, there was a huge mess today. Unforgivable? No, unforgivable? No, I’m not going to hold it against him. Just me Sorry for that. “
Biden later gave a lengthy written statement The death of Representative Valorsky And even raised White House flags in her honor for two days – but asked on Wednesday where she was during an event on hunger and nutrition.
“Jackie – are you here? Where is Jackie?” Biden said that, despite the fact that he publicly mourned his death eight weeks ago.
The late Congress member’s brother said he believed the 79-year-old president could be forgotten because of his age.
“That’s probably a good way to put it: He’s forgetful,” he said. “I don’t think anyone will look at the things he’s done and say his mind is as sharp as it used to be.”
Keith Walorsky said, “I don’t know what else to say. He’s doing the best he can with what he’s got right now.”
Walorsky’s widower Dean Swihart declined to comment when reached by The Post.
daily White House briefing Wednesday descended into chaos Press Secretary Kérin Jean-Pierre later stuck to talking points and repeatedly said that Walorsky was simply “top of mind” for the president, without explaining why he forgot she was dead.
“The confusing part is, why if [Walorski] And top of the mind of the family is does the president think she’s living and in the room?” Matt Visser of the Washington Post once asked Jean-Pierre.
“Carine, John Lennon is at the top of my mind almost every day, but I can’t seem to find her anywhere,” said Newsmax reporter James Rosen.
As the Jean-Pierre theft continued, Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett told Jean-Pierre, “[We’re] When asked about the mental acuity of the President… [You are] Getting annoyed with us by not answering… ‘mind ki baat’ is not the answer.”
Keith Walorsky, an electric motor and generator repairer, said he was grateful for his sister’s sympathy after her death.
“When I was in the receiving line and when I went through the whole funeral process, I didn’t know as many people who came and really hardly knew Jackie, but they said, ‘When I needed help,’ He helped me. — whether it was VA, whether it was food or hunger or whatever, there were thousands of people coming from that line,” he said.
“A lot of them will look up and say, ‘I won’t walk across the room to talk to that person because they look like they’re homeless or they look like they’re down on their luck and they’ll ask me for something. .’ And a lot of people would walk away with their noses in the air. But all they said was, ‘He helped me.'”