This Wednesday, President Joe Biden will deliver a joint address to Congress. See below for a preview, courtesy of Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07), this morning on MSNBC.
- “I want to hear the president continue to talk about the challenges that we as a country face and the ways that he wants to move us forward…He’s already exceeded the 200 million shots in arms goal that he set out in the first 100 days…efforts to rebuild the economy, and we see a vision for that through the American Jobs Plan. So what I want to hear him talk about is continual focus on getting us through this pandemic…how we rebuild the nation’s infrastructure…leading a country that’s divided, leading our country in a world where over the past few years we’ve abandoned global leadership…his focus on climate change…his decision to rejoin the WHO…”
- “I think there’s going to be so many of us who will be sitting either in the House chamber, at home on our couches cheering for the message that we have from a president who is talking about the strength of the American people…a desire to continue to forge that path forward, a path of progress…of greater justice and equity for everyone…where opportunity abounds.”
- “I think he needs to continue being honest and open with the American people…the fact that we have a daily press conference from the White House where there’s information that’s truthful and factual and sometimes hard to hear; that is important.”
- “As long as [President Biden] continues to believe in the America that so many of us know is possible, and that he continues to advocate for policies that put us on that path towards progress, I believe his approval rating will continue to be a positive one, because it means he’s doing the good and hard work of governing as president.”
- Rep. Spanberger also called it “distressing” and “disturbing” that some politicians [she’s obviously referring to Republicans] “are willing to lie to their constituents…lie about election results to gain political favor with a subset of their voters…to sow discord, sow anger and win elections based on fear and division. That’s why I appreciate President Biden…members of Congress who do speak truth…My job as a lawmaker is to govern…”