Marjorie Taylor Greene led efforts to disrupt Joe Biden‘s State of the Union speech for the second year in a row. Greene was spotted ahead of the speech carrying a white balloon similar to the suspected Chinese spy balloon causing an administration a security headache in recent days. The Georgia Representative could be seen booing and jeering Biden as he accused Donald Trump of helping contribute to growing US debt during his administration.
Biden said: “Under the previous administration, the American debt went up four years in a row because there was record deficits. No president added more to the national debt in any four years than my predecessor.
“Nearly 25 percent of the entire national debt that took over 200 years to accumulate was added by just an administration alone, the last one.”
The comment sparked a furious reaction from Republicans, who could be heard booing the President and jeering in response to his swipe at Donald Trump.
Greene took particular issue with Biden accusing her party of scheming to take the economy “hostage” with their refusal to raise the debt ceiling.
Biden said: “Some of my Republican friends want to take the economy hostage, which I get it, unless I agree with their economic plans. All of you know should know what those plans are.”
“Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans, some Republicans want Medicare and Social Security sunset. I’m not saying it’s a majority.”
The Georgia Republican could be heard shouting “liar” at the President as she gave a thumbs-down rating to the speech.
Biden reacted with laughter at the booing his second swipe caused, saying: “Well I’m glad – I’ll tell ya, I enjoy conversion.
“It means if Congress doesn’t keep the programs the way they are, they’d go away. Other Republicans say – I’m not saying it’s a majority of you… but it’s being proposed by an individual.”
“I’m politely not naming them, but it is being proposed by somebody.”
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