Republicans Let Biden Have it Over Fentanyl Crisis

During President Biden’s State of the Union address, Republican members of Congress made their objections clear by shouting out their dissent when the President talked about the fentanyl crisis. They blamed the situation on Biden for giving Mexican drug cartels control during the ongoing border crisis, echoing the Democrats’ previous accusations towards former President Trump.

“Fentanyl is killing more than 70,000 Americans a year,” Biden stated, which prompted Republicans to shout that the issue was originating from the border.  “It’s your fault!” a Republican member yelled, with Biden responding with a smile.

Another statement that elicited strong reactions from Republicans was when Biden claimed that they sought to sunset Medicare and Social Security. This was met with booing, to which Biden replied,  “Anybody who doubts it, contact my office! I enjoy conversion!” Although Republicans have firmly stated that they have no intention of cutting Medicare and Social Security, Biden’s response was met with a chorus of boos from Republicans in the room. However, Biden’s statement was not accurate.

The Republicans’ intense response during Biden’s speech illustrates the ongoing divisions between the two parties. Nevertheless, Biden delivered his address with dignity and respect, even in the face of opposition from congressional members. His calm demeanor and upbeat tone throughout the speech demonstrate his strong leadership skills and dedication to collaborating with both parties.

The preceding article is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Townhall

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