This year, a new Congress has taken over. Joe Biden will now have to work with Republicans and Democrats, rather than just teaming up with his party to get his own way.
As it stands today, it remains to be seen how Biden deals with a House that is now controlled by Republicans. Currently, the president is taking heat for a recent stash of documents found in his offices.
Republicans are vowing to hold Biden accountable and launch the appropriate investigations. Biden is denying that it’s a big deal and brushing off criticism.
Amid all of this, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently invited Biden to deliver a State of the Union Address this year. According to Townhall, the president accepted this invitation.
What to Know About Biden’s Upcoming Address
In McCarthy’s invitation for Biden to give a State of the Union Address, he stresses the latter has a constitutional duty to let Americans know about how the country is doing.
The House Speaker also pointed out that remarks from the president will help members of Congress know how to communicate with the American people.
It is my solemn obligation to invite the president to speak before a Joint Session of Congress on February 7th so that he may fulfill his duty under the Constitution to report on the state of the union. pic.twitter.com/YBmzLxs3Iz
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) January 13, 2023
Just yesterday, the White House confirmed that Biden would indeed take McCarthy up on his invitation and deliver a State of the Union Address.
This will happen next month and it’ll be the first time Biden gives these types of remarks with a Republican sitting in the House Speaker chair behind him.
It remains to be seen what the contents of the president’s speech entails.
A Poor Track Record
Thus far, Biden does not have the greatest track record when it comes to delivering State of the Union Addresses. His previous remarks in this capacity have been criticized for being out of touch and not indicative of where the nation truly is.
Thus far, there’s no indication that the speech given by Biden next month will be any different from his previous State of the Union Addresses. Nevertheless, Americans will have the chance to hear what the president has to say and then draw their own conclusions.
Biden has accepted @SpeakerMcCarthy's invitation to deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 7
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 13, 2023
Biden has already gone on the record and confirmed despite the polling showing that most Americans disagree with the current direction of the country, he won’t be making any changes to how he’s leading.
Many Americans have taken to social media, stating their own thoughts about what they believe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union Address will entail. Many conservatives have been clear that they don’t expect all that much from the upcoming remarks.
What do you think about Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union address? In the comments area, you’re more than welcome to let us know and share any additional thoughts you have on these developments.This article appeared in The Conservative Brief and has been published here with permission.