Watch the President’s full speech and the Republican Response below.
President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, highlighting what he believes to be successes from his Administration’s first 100 days in office and outlining his legislative agenda for the months ahead.
Mississippi’s federal delegation was quick to respond, with the state’s Republicans taking issue with much of what the President put forward while the lone Democrat representing the Magnolia State in D.C. seemed pleased with his party’s occupant of the White House.
Here’s what they had to say:
Senator Roger Wicker (R)
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (D)
.@POTUS has set a course to expand federal government intrusion into many aspects of our lives. I question the wisdom in hiking taxes, eliminating our energy jobs & opening our borders. We need a course correction that respects individual liberties as defined by the Constitution. pic.twitter.com/dxuGei9NAo
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) April 29, 2021
Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS2)
I am glad to know President Joe Biden understands that voter suppression, the domestic terrorism that occurred on Jan. 6, and white supremacy threatens our democracy. We must stand against anything that threatens our democracy! #JointAddress
— Bennie G. Thompson (@BennieGThompson) April 29, 2021
Congressman Michael Guest (R-MS3)
Tonight, we heard President Biden address Congress. Above all, the President must abandon the progressive agenda and turn to a common-sense, bipartisan approach to governing. pic.twitter.com/ueEKGibcg6
— Congressman Michael Guest (@RepMichaelGuest) April 29, 2021
Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-MS4)
When @POTUS calls for “unity”, remember that he:
-Signed 41 executive orders to expand his own power;
-Slashed thousands of American jobs; &
-Aims to silence Republicans by court-packing, ending the filibuster & endless executive orders.
Actions speak louder than words.
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) April 29, 2021
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott delivered the Republican Response. You can watch his statement below.