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Biden Stops Mid-Speech, Asks Question That His Critics Want Answers To: ‘What Am I Doing Here’

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President Joe Biden lost his way last week during a Texas speech, prompting a dose of online ridicule.

Biden was in Houston Friday speaking at a Federal Emergency Management Agency vaccination facility, according to the White House.

A transcript of Biden’s remarks shows that he had trouble navigating his way through the list of officials he was supposed to mention.

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“Good afternoon — or almost. Actually, it’s evening. And I want to thank you, Governor and Mrs. Abbott, for your hospitality and your friendship. And Representative — Senator Cornyn, I think he had to go back; I think he’s getting on a plane. He told me last — he came in to see me last event,” Biden said, initially confusing the title of Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas.

“And Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee, Al Green, Sylvia Garcia, Lizzie Pannilli [sic] — excuse me, Pannill [Fletcher] — and — what am I doing here? I’m going to lose track here. And Mayor Turner, Judge Hidalgo. Thank you all for welcoming us,” Biden said according to the White House transcript of his comments.

A video clip of the moment shows that despite what the transcript contained, Biden flubbed Jackson Lee’s name, calling her “Shirley.”

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