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Biden says state of the union is strong; rebuttal slams “woke fantasies”

President Joe Biden gives his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Washington. Associated Press/Photo by Patrick Semansky

Biden says state of the union is strong; rebuttal slams “woke fantasies”

President Joe Biden described the state of the union as “strong” in his address on Tuesday night. He opened by celebrating 12 million new jobs and passing over 300 bipartisan pieces of legislation. President Biden highlighted several of his projects, including his infrastructure bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the billionaire minimum tax, while promising not to raise taxes for Americans with incomes under $400,000. Biden praised the bipartisan Equality Act and said he’s doing everything possible to protect abortion.

What was the rebuttal from Republicans? Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Biden out of touch with the realities faced by many Americans. She added that many freedom- and peace-loving Americans find themselves under attack in the culture wars. She said Biden was weak on national security, citing his handling of the Chinese surveillance balloon that passed through U.S. airspace.

Dig deeper: Listen to Mary Reichard’s report on The World and Everything in It podcast about what Republicans can accomplish with a slim majority in the House.

Elias Ferenczy

Elias Ferenczy is a breaking news intern for WORLD. He’s a graduate of WORLD Journalism Institute and Covenant College.

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