On Tuesday night, Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union address for the nation to witness. During this time, the president produced a version of events about the country, his leadership, and his policies that many deemed to be questionable.
On several occasions, Republican members of Congress wound up shouting at Biden in real-time, due to comments he made that were viewed as dishonest. This is par for the course for this president, however, despite his sporadic claims about wanting to turn down the temperature of things in American politics.
In the aftermath of the State of the Union address, Americans are not hesitating to make their thoughts known, according to The Hill.
A National Disgrace
Biden landed in hot water with Republicans after falsely alleging the party is invested in making Social Security reach its “sunset” in the United States.
When GOP congressional members objected to this on Tuesday night, the president mildly tried to walk this claim back, saying that he wasn’t referring to the majority of Republicans.
Biden’s notion of the United States doing well and being in the middle of a comeback also wasn’t shared by much of the audience. This narrative from the president arrives as polling shows that many Americans believe themselves to be worse off economically under the current administration.
President Biden begins his State of the Union address by joking with newly-elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy:
“Mr. Speaker, I don’t want to ruin your reputation, but I look forward to working with you.” pic.twitter.com/t23tfErsXl
— The Recount (@therecount) February 8, 2023
Democrats, of course, largely praised Biden’s speech, believing he did a good job at accurately portraying where most of the nation stands today.
Meanwhile, it appears as though the president’s State of the Union address was geared toward folks with agree with his politics, rather than geared toward Americans of all political persuasions.
This is the second State of the Union address Biden has given. This time around, he was flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
The Remainder of Biden’s Term
Americans are now in the second half of Joe Biden’s time in office. Going forward, the president will have to work with an evenly divided Congress. No longer will he have the benefit of his party controlling the House and the Senate.
Chaos ERUPTS during State of the Union after Joe Biden flat-out LIES about Republicans' Social Security plan@MTG calls him out, stands up and yells "LIAR!" at him on LIVE TV 🔥
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 8, 2023
Last night, Biden stated he was looking forward to working with Speaker McCarthy, but time will tell whether or not that’s the case. Biden has made seemingly nice comments about Republicans on the surface before, only to later backstab them when doing so was politically expedient.
As we get closer to 2024, the president and his team will also have the upcoming White House election to think about.
What are your views on the State of the Union address that Joe Biden delivered last night? Do you believe it was a poor or adequate reflection of the United States today? Please feel more than welcome to let us know in the comments area below.