Biden tells Congress he took office after “worst attack on democracy since Civil War”

by Jenny Mount · Apr 29th, 2021 9:54 am

Last Updated Apr 30th, 2021 at 11:09 am

President Joe Biden said during his address to Congress on Wednesday that he took over as president after "the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War," referencing the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Biden claimed that he inherited the worst "pandemic in a century," the greatest "economic crisis since the Great Depression," and the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War."

"We have to prove democracy still works. That our government still works — and can deliver for the people," said Biden, adding that he will turn "peril into possibility."

Biden promoted the massive spending bills that he wants Congress to pass for infrastructure and a variety of social welfare programs, saying his package invests in blue-collar work and targets job growth for the middle class.

"I know some of you at home wonder whether these jobs are for you. You feel left behind and forgotten in an economy that's rapidly changing," said Biden.

The president addressed how the economy, infrastructure, and climate change are issues the U.S. will take on with the American Jobs Plan.

Biden originally promised to get 100 million vaccines administered to Americans by his 100th day in office, which he met by more than double.


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