Date: September 22, 2023 Time: 09:29:57
Biden, 80, congratulated the honoree, Sister Norma Pimental, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. “I know that Sister Norma lives by the lessons that the nuns taught me when I was a child. Lessons based on the Gospel of Matthew: feed the hungry, care for the sick, welcome strangers,” the president said. “The Congressional Black Caucus embodies all of these values,” she added, without stopping to correct herself to the astonishment of those present.
Biden’s latest verbal misstep comes a week after he came under fire for suggesting that Black and Latino workers don’t have “high school diplomas.” “We’re seeing record unemployment, especially, and I’ve focused on this my entire career, especially among African American workers, Latino workers and veterans, you know, workers without high school diplomas,” he said during an event at The prince.
Biden on Thursday boasted about Latino representation in his administration and took credit for “record low” Latino unemployment and other gains in the Latino community that have continued under his administration. He also accused Republicans of “gutting the immigration system” under former President Donald Trump and continuing to “undermine the security of our borders today by blocking bipartisan reform.”
After completing his speech, Biden looked to both sides of the stage and raised his palms, as if asking someone next to him for directions from the stage. Nearly two-thirds of Latino voters (60 percent) disapprove of Biden’s job performance as president of the United States, according to a June Pew Research survey.