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President Biden delivers first State of the Union address amid crises at home and abroad

By: Frank Corder - March 2, 2022

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)

Governor Tate Reeves (R)

Congressman Bennie Thompson (D)

Congressman Michael Guest (R)

Congressman Steven Palazzo (R)

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: