White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre clammed-up Wednesday when she was asked why Joe Biden was asking to speak with a deceased Member of Congress.
“I’m trying to get my head around this. If the late Congresswoman was on the President’s mind, why was he looking for her?” asked one reporter.
“People can understand when someone is top of mind. This was such an important event,” explained Jean-Pierre.
“As he was naming some folks, she was top of mind. I don’t think it’s unusual!” she added.
“He was acknowledging her incredible work!” added the official.