GOP Faces Problems For Heckling Biden

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( – House Republicans can’t seem to agree whether the heckling that occurred during the State of the Union address on Tuesday was inappropriate or whether it was an effective way of expressing their disagreement with some of the statements being made to the American public.

Many Republicans responded loudly to Biden’s allegations that there were some Republicans who were looking to sunset Social Security and Medicare. Many Republicans said that the President had been trying to get a response out of them and paint the party in a bad light. However, not everyone is certain that the response from the party had been correct.

The first time that the Republican party started to loudly react to the claims of President Biden was when he brought up Social Security and Medicare. Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) had said that Biden had started the State of the Union address “wonderfully” but that does not mean he should be allowed to lie during the speech. She added that he had been the one “instigating that behavior.”

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) similarly said that Biden had been trying to “goad” the GOP by talking about things they were passionate about. He added that the statements that Biden was making were untrue.

While Republicans have been pushing for Social Security to be privatized and Medicare to be completely cut for years, it was Sen. Rick Scott’s (R-Fla.) proposal from last year that Biden was referring to. Scott had written in his proposal that all federal programs should sunset after five years and if needed Congress could approve them again.


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