Biden to give State of the Union address
President Joe Biden will give his State of the Union address at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesday, in which he is expected to announce a presidential run in 2024. Meanwhile, a Washington Post poll shows 58 percent of Democrats would rather nominate someone else. Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders will give the official Republican response to Biden’s address.
What will he talk about? The president will probably speak about China, gun violence, the debt limit, and Ukraine. A suspected Chinese spy balloon, which Biden ordered shot down on Saturday, prompted Secretary of State Antony Blinken to cancel a trip to China that was meant to ease U.S. tensions. On Jan. 7, five police officers in Memphis, Tenn., were accused of beating and killing Tyre Nichols at a traffic stop, sparking conversations about gun violence. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Biden disagree about the United States debt limit, which Republicans refuse to raise until Biden cuts federal spending.
Dig deeper: Read Mark Hemingway’s column in WORLD Opinions about the politics of classified documents, which the president likely won’t mention in his address.
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