The podium where US President Joe Biden will give his State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 1, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
OAN Roy Francis
8:40 AM PT – Tuesday, February 7, 2023
President Joe Biden will deliver the second State of the Union address of his presidency on Tuesday night.
State of the Union addresses are meant to highlight the administration’s accomplishments so far, and their plans and agenda moving forward.
Recently released polls show that this will be a difficult task given Biden’s lackluster ratings heading into the address with his approval ratings in the low 40s, and disapproval rating in the high 50s.
In addition to the low ratings, heading into the address, Democrats are still unsure about the president and whether he should run again in 2024. Polls show that less than 50% of Democrats want him to be nominated again for another term.
The president will also deliver his address to the first divided Congress after Republicans gained the majority in November’s midterm elections.
Hard to say the State of the Union is “strong” when our commander-in-chief lets a Chinese spy balloon fly across our entire country before doing anything about it.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) February 6, 2023
This will be a crucial address for Biden, as Americans are feeling the weight of inflation with the expectations of a recession coming soon.
The recent discoveries of the multiple sets of classified documents that were in an unsecured location in the Biden residence.
The mishandling of the southern border, which has seen record numbers in illegal crossings under the Biden Administration.
The rising threat of China, with the recent spy balloon flying across the United States, as well as the U.S.’s amount of aide that has been sent to Ukraine since the war started there in 2022.
Since this, we’ve stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the world in our support for Ukraine, keeping the flame of liberty burning as brightly as we can. https://t.co/FXSdzWfUTj
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 7, 2023
After Biden’s address, Governor Sarah Huckabee (R-Ark.) will deliver the Republicans’ rebuttal, and will be followed by Representative Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.) who will deliver the response in Spanish.
Four weeks ago, @SarahHuckabee was sworn in as the youngest governor in the nation.
Tomorrow, she leads the Republican response following the State of the Union with her extraordinary story and bold vision for a better America. pic.twitter.com/50wRHAw56i
— Kevin McCarthy (@SpeakerMcCarthy) February 6, 2023