President Joe Biden turned heads at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus event after mistaking one caucus for another, the latest in a series of recent speaking snafus.
Biden complimented the integrity of the Congressional Black Caucus during a speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 46th Annual Awards Gala in Washington. He spoke in honor of gala award recipient Sister Norma Pimentel, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.
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“I know Sister Norma lives the lessons nuns taught me growing up. Lessons based on the Gospel of Matthew: feed the hungry, care for the sick, welcome strangers,” Biden said on Thursday. “They echo what my dad taught me, and I mean this sincerely. My dad used to say, ‘Everyone, everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.’ The Congressional Black Caucus embodies all those values.”
The president did not correct himself, as he sometimes does after a slip-up in a speech, and continued to praise the caucus on its merits.
“Just think of the work we’ve done together on civil rights, labor rights, healthcare, education,” Biden said. “Folks, we’ve fundamentally changed the direction of our economy to grow it from the middle out and the bottom up.”
This is Biden’s latest blunder after he appeared to snub Br …