5 Key Takeaways From Biden’s First State Of The Union Address
Covering everything from COVID-19 to voting to Ukraine, Biden’s speech was all about balancing competing agendas.
March 02, 2022 at 11:58 pm
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden delivered the first State of the Union Address of his presidency. The speech comes at a particularly trying time for the United States and the world, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, anti-democratic political movements, economic challenges and the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine all creating panic and danger on levels that have not been seen in some time. Biden had a difficult task to accomplish, attempting to offer reassurance, strength and a path forward for the country and the world. While Biden had many audiences for his speech, he knew that the constituency of Black Americans who supported his presidential run would be listening closely to what he had to say. When speaking on the related issues of border security and immigration reform, Biden used a phrase that can be seen as summarizing his entire speech: “We can do both.” As Biden attempted to balance various policies and interests, here are five of the most important points from the 2022 State of the Union Address.