Joe Biden on Wednesday stopped to chat with reporters on the South Lawn before departing to Kentucky.
Biden is traveling to Kentucky to celebrate his infrastructure law with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
A reporter asked Biden why he won’t be attending Pope Benedict XVI’s funeral.
Biden, a so-called ‘devout Catholic’ was told not to attend Pope Benedict XVI’s funeral.
Karine Jean-Pierre told White House reporters on Tuesday that America’s Ambassador to the Holy See will attend the funeral.
KJP said Biden won’t be attending the funeral “in line with the wishes of the late Pope and the Vatican.”
Biden was visibly irritated with the reporter asking why he won’t be attending the Pope’s funeral.
“You’re not attending [Pope Benedict XVI’s] funeral tomorrow, though. Why?” a reporter asked.
“Well, why do you think?” Biden retorted.
The reporter shot back: “You tell me.”
“You know why,” Biden said.
The reporter replied, “You can tell me, sir.”
Biden said he isn’t attending because it would take an entourage of 1,000 people in order to go.
Reporter asks Biden why he's not attending Former Pope Benedict's funeral:
REPORTER: "You're not attending his funeral tomorrow…why?"
BIDEN: "Why do you think?"
REPORTER: "Well, you tell me."
BIDEN: "You know why…We would just get in the way." pic.twitter.com/XAGvRGzMTH
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