Biden compliments wrong group amid speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus

Biden did not correct himself after the remark.

Published: September 22, 2023 1:35pm

Updated: September 22, 2023 3:02pm

President Joe Biden accidentally praised the "Congressional Black Caucus" during a speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus's annual gala.

The gala took place in Washington, D.C., on Thursday and it in honor of Sister Norma Pimental, the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley. 

"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, according to Fox News.

"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," he said.

According to the outlet, Biden did not correct himself after the remark.

"Just think of the work we’ve done together on civil rights, labor rights, health care, education," he continued. "Folks, we’ve fundamentally changed the direction of our economy to grow it from the middle out and the bottom-up." 

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