Biden, Facing Divided Congress, Pleads Republicans To Work With Him In State Of The Union
(Worthy News) – President Joe Biden delivered the State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday night, centering on needing to “finish the job” in the second half of his administration, months after Democrats lost the House.
The speech, in what may be the unofficial beginning of Biden’s 2024 bid, focused on “unity” and bipartisanship — two themes the administration has been driving — and stressed that the country is in recovery from COVID-19 and the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Biden pleaded for Republicans to work with him in the new Congress to “restore the soul of the nation,” while taking a few swings at Republicans by calling on Congress to raise taxes on the wealthy, opposing cutting Social Security and Medicare and painting himself as a negotiator willing to work with the other side of the aisle.
The White House spent the past year labeling some Republicans as “extreme” and Trump supporters as embracing “semi-fascism,” but now faces an uphill battle with a divided Congress. [ Source: Daily Caller (Read More…) ]