Newsmax.com reports that
President Joe Biden will give his first address to Congress as commander in chief on Wednesday, but according to a New York Post report, increasing numbers of Republicans appear poised to miss it.
The timing is a big part of the issue: On Wednesday, the Senate will be in session but the House will not. Many members of the lower chamber, back home in their districts and taking part in committee work virtually, find themselves in a bind, said the Post.
Logistics for the speech were being overseen by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Several Republican lawmakers have asked Pelosi to reconsider a time when both the Senate and the House are in session.
According to the New York Post, Rep. Claudia Tenney wrote a letter to Pelosi about the timing of the event. Tenney also asked that Pelosi allow all members to attend, instead of inviting only some from each party in the name of pandemic-appropriate social distancing:
“In our nation’s history, it is unprecedented to convene a joint session of Congress such as this without extending an invitation to all Members of Congress. We understand the need to prioritize the safety of Members and believe strongly that with the right precautions and social distancing measures a space designed to accommodate almost 1,000 individuals can operate at about 50 percent capacity to safely accommodate all members of the House and Senate who attend.”
Pelosi has not responded to the letter.
Invites for the event, evenly distributed between Democrats and Republicans, are being doled out by the leader of each caucus, a Capitol Hill official told The Post.
What’s more, though, Punchbowl News reported this week that a considerable number of lawmakers, asked if they wanted to attend, said no or offered no answer at all.
“Not that I’m aware of,” Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican and member of the party leadership, replied when asked if she planned to go, the Post article said. “I don’t think I’ll probably attend.”
“I don’t know the answer to that,” Sen. Josh Hawley, Republican of Missouri said in a similar vein, the Post said. “I haven’t decided.”
Some Republicans did express a desire to go, though.
Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina said, “I don’t agree with his policies, but he’s a fine man.”
“I would frankly prefer to go. I think the whole House should be there,” Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was quoted as saying. “He’s supposed to be talking to Congress.”
So, San Fran Nan is in charge of the logistics.
Well, that explains everything.
The traditional time for the President to initially speak to a Joint Session of Congress, otherwise known as The State of The Union, has always been in February.
So, why IS Biden finally getting around to it at the end of April?
Here’s my best answer:
This is on purpose.
As the above article noted, the Republicans in the House will all be back in their Home District, leaving Biden to face a very friendly audience. One who will stand up and cheer every stupid thing that he says.
This address has been purposefully scheduled that way because the President of the United States of America is a dementia-riddled doddering old fool who is being “handled” like a marionette by members of the Obama Administration, including Valerie Jarrett, Susan Rice, and Barack Hussein Obama, himself (mm mmm mmmm).
Biden is in such bad shape that they had to send Kamala Harris to meet with the Japanese Prime Minister when he came to Washington last week.
The Republican Members of the House know what is going on.
The Democrats are pulling a power play, trying to make the Republicans look bad by choosing to stay home instead of jumping and running back to D.C. to hear Biden spout off about a bunch of far Left Unconstitutional Bills, Programs, and Executive Orders designed to send this Constitutional Republic right into the Communist Crapper (Yeah, I said it!).
I would not come, either,
Talk about questionable timing..
The timing stinks on ice, just like the whole “Biden-Harris Administration” does.
Oh, and “Miss Lindsey”, Hunter’s Dad was never a good man.
He has been a Washington Swamp Creature for 50 years and he is not about to change now.
And, you just showed your true colors.
All show and no go.
Until He Comes,
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