Republicans Appalled at Biden’s Speech, ‘Alternate Reality’

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‘Alternate Reality,’ ‘Whiplash’: Republicans Appalled at Biden’s Speech, Say It Was Angry, Divisive.

Republicans streamed out of the House chamber Tuesday night after President Joe Biden’s State of the Union, almost universally disavowing the speech, which had been marked by an unusually vocal and, at times, combative audience reacting to Biden’s remarks in real time.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) told reporters the speech was like “an alternate reality.”

“It was like listening to Ronald Reagan in 1984 ‘Morning in America,’ except for most Americans say that their economic prospects are worse, that their family is less safe, that their neighborhood is in shambles, and they can’t get good paying jobs,” he said.

Several Republicans appeared particularly struck by the fact that Biden did not talk in detail about the concerns many Americans have with security threats from China, which were underscored in a high-profile balloon incident last week.

“The China piece? He said almost nothing.

“Honestly it was like whiplash,” Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) said. “It was really two State of the Unions happening at the same time, one that was completely divorced from reality and the other one that was absolutely infuriating. It’s frustrating.”

“The border wasn’t truthful. The border’s a disaster, the fentanyl is coming across, and if they were so concerned, quite frankly, of casualties on the ground, they probably would have shut down the border so we don’t have 200 fentanyl deaths a day,” Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) said to reporters after the speech.

Sharpening the divisions between the two parties, Democrats left the event largely pleased with the speech.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said it was “good” as she exited the chamber and gave reporters a thumbs up, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) also said it was “good” while nodding in approval.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said, “The president was awesome. He was absolutely strong. … He talked about everything from the least of these who pay less taxes than the billionaires. I mean, it doesn’t get any better than that. I mean, he was good.”

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