Democrat President Joe Biden was met with immediate backlash as he pushed several false claims during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
A wide swath of Republican lawmakers scolded Biden for dubiously claiming they want to cut Social Security and Medicare.
During his second SOTU address Tuesday night, Biden faced strong resistance from the GOP.
Biden provoked outrage by accusing Republicans of wanting to take the economy “hostage.”
“Some of my Republican friends want to take the economy hostage, which I get it, unless I agree with their economic plans,” the president claimed.
“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,” Biden falsely claimed.
“I’m not saying it’s a majority,” he added.
Biden’s false allegation was met with resounding boos, with lawmakers shaking their heads and waving their hands in disgust.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) was seen shouting, “Liar!” at Biden.
“Well I’m glad – I’ll tell ya, I enjoy conversion,” Biden joked.
“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,” Biden added.
Biden was likely referring to an agenda proposal introduced last year by Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL).
Scott suggested that “All federal legislation sunsets in 5 years.
“If a law is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again.”
Scott’s proposal, which was widely rejected even by Republicans, was made in his failed bid to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Even the liberal Washington Post declared the Democrats’ claim that Republicans want to end Social Security and Medicare as “false.”
Before that, the first boos at the SOTU came as Biden mentioned the amount of debt added by the Trump administration.
“Nearly 25% of the entire national debt that took over 200 years to accumulate was added by just one administration alone – the last one,” Biden alleged as Republicans grumbled.
“They’re the facts,” he added.
“Check it out. Check it out.”
Biden loses total control of SOTU 2023 as he takes a swipe at Republicans, gets booed and MTG calls him a liar pic.twitter.com/3AeVhFziMB
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) February 8, 2023