In his State of the Union speech to a divided Congress, President Joe Biden called lawmakers to unity and bipartisanship, thanking Republicans for passing the 2021 infrastructure bill and then confronting them on other issues.
“The people sent us a clear message: Fighting for the sake of fighting, power for the sake of power, conflict for the sake of conflict, gets us nowhere,” the President said.
“That's always been my vision for our country, and I know it's many of yours. To restore the soul of this nation, to rebuild the backbone of America, the middle class and to unite the country. We've been sent here to finish the job.”
But soon later, Biden stirred the GOP's displeasure when he accused former President Donald Trump of amplifying the national debt and blaming the Republicans for sunsetting Social Security.
“We must see each other not as enemies, but as fellow Americans,” Biden added. “We are a good people, the only nation built on an idea.”
Republicans shouted “it's your fault” when Biden addressed the fentanyl crisis.