President Joe Biden forgot about the death of Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski while at an event Wednesday, repeatedly searching the crowd for her and calling her name while on stage.
Biden made the grim mistake during an appearance at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in Washington. Walorski was one of four lawmakers who sponsored legislation creating the conference last year.
The Republican was killed in a tragic car accident along with two of her staffers in early August.
Staff reportedly played a tribute to Walorski prior to Biden’s speech at the event, but the president nevertheless attempted to give her a shout-out along with others during his address.
“I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like … Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative … Jackie, Jackie are you here?” Biden said. “I think she was going to be here to help make this a reality.”
Walorski, 58, and her staffers, communications director Emma Thomson, 28, and district director Zachary Potts, 27, were all killed in an Aug. 3 crash. Police would later confirm that Potts, the driver, had somehow turned into oncoming traffic.
“A northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head-on with a southbound sports utility vehicle. All three occupants in the southbound vehicle died as a result of their injuries: Jackie Walorski, 58, Elkhart, Indiana Zachery Potts, 27, Mishawaka, Indiana Emma Thomson, 28, Washington, DC,” the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Digital last month.
“The sole occupant of the northbound vehicle, Edith Schmucker, 56, Nappanee, Indiana, was pronounced deceased at the scene,” the statement continued.