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)