Washington — When President Joe Biden approached Days for his first speech to a joint session of a socially distant parliament on Wednesday night, he and his unlikely partner, Congressman Liz Cheney. Stopped for the first collision of.
Cheney, Wyoming, was the leader of the Third Republican Party in the House of Representatives and was critical of the Democratic president. She is the daughter of stubborn Republican former Vice President Dick Cheney. But she also angered her caucuses by blaming former President Donald Trump’s comments after the Capitol riots on January 6.
Here are some other moments you may have missed from Biden’s first speech to Parliament:
Judge Roberts praises Jill Biden
When the President talked about education and community colleges, and when she received a standing ovation, Chief Justice John Roberts was among those who applauded for First Lady Jill Biden. First Lady is a professor at a community college.
Roberts’ applause is noteworthy. Supreme Court judges usually refrain from reacting during a presidential speech as a symbol of independents in the judiciary.
Did Ted Cruz sleep?
Viewers at home may also have a glimpse of what they look like. Senator Ted Cruz is dozing In a well-spaced audience in the house chamber.
When Biden talked about immigrants, the camera panned to Republican Cruz, just as his eyes were hanging.
“I can summarize his speech for you in three words: boring but radical,” Cruz said.
Harris of Days, Pelosi
In his opening remarks, Biden nodded to Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Standing behind him.. Harris was the first woman to be elected Vice President, and Pelosi became the first female speaker in 2007.
“Madame Speaker, Madam Vice President” Biden Said when he arrived on the podium.. “No president has said these words from this podium. It’s coming soon.”
The winner of Iowa District 2 fine-tunes his opponent
And Republican Rep. Marianet Miller Meeks offered Democrats a less subtle jab. First Congressman wore a mask with the number “6” engraved on the front – Margin of her victory over Democrat Rita Hart..
Fierce competition in the Second Congress district of Iowa was dragged out for weeks and headed for the house panel when Hart appealed for her defeat. The appeal was later withdrawn before the panel had the opportunity to participate.
This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Analyze the best moments from Joe Biden’s speech to Congress