Mississippi elected officials divided down party lines on effectiveness, substance of Biden’s remarks.
President Joe Biden (D) delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday amid dismal poll numbers on both sides of the political aisle. By all accounts, much of what Biden conveyed to a joint session of Congress felt and sounded like an attempt to balance those polling scales.
The first term President is facing a bevy of problems in the U.S., including inflation, an unsecured Southern border, and rising costs of goods and energy, among other policy failures that have led to what Republicans believe is a domestic crisis. The hashtag #SOTUinCrisis was used by many members of Congress, including those in Mississippi.
Biden was under even more scrutiny on Tuesday, as the world was watching given the unprovoked Russian war its waged against Ukraine. The U.S. has sanctioned Russia for its aggression, and the President announced that American air space would be closed to Russian planes.
You can watch the State of the Union address here:
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds gave the Republican Response to Biden’s State of the Union address. You can watch her remarks here:
Here is what Mississippi’s elected officials had to say following the President’s address:
Senator Roger Wicker (R)
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
No amount of rhetoric will convince the American people into believing things are better for us since President Biden took office.
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) March 2, 2022
Governor Tate Reeves (R)
— Governor Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) March 2, 2022
Congressman Bennie Thompson (D)
A great first SOTU speech from President Biden. Thank you for all your hard work!
— Bennie G. Thompson (@BennieGThompson) March 2, 2022
Congressman Michael Guest (R)
You cannot tax and spend a nation into prosperity, Mr. President. #SOTUinCrisis
— Congressman Michael Guest (@RepMichaelGuest) March 2, 2022
Congressman Steven Palazzo (R)
No one is fooled by Biden’s rhetoric. His bad-for-business policies are why hard working Americans can’t afford groceries. #SOTUinCrisis
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) March 2, 2022