“Amid the economic upheaval of the past four decades, too many people have been left behind or treated like they’re invisible. Maybe that’s you watching at home,” President Biden passionately speaks to the 118th Congress seated in his view, but more importantly to the American population listening virtually.
On the night of February 7, 2023, President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union address in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives. Biden touched on topics including but not limited to police reform, the war in Ukraine, abortion, and economic aid; his thorough speech set a record for the most words spoken in an address to Congress.
Pushing for change, Biden received vehement reactions from hecklers in his audience. In one intense moment, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) shouted, “Liar!” at the president following his accusation that Republicans aimed to end welfare programs like Social Security.
Many believe that Biden’s address marked the beginning of his reelection campaign. With plummeting approval from American voters, the president discussed topics that echoed in the heart of the average voter.