The election comes during a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets.
Allegations of sexual misconduct against Batali were first reported in December.
The 41st president was eager to get to Maine after the death of his wife, Barbara, and a bout with a blood infection.
"I want to learn the American culture, and I want America to learn the Pakistan culture, and I want us to come together and unite," she told her hosts.
"And even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still have to be held accountable for their conduct against women," she added.