President Biden delivers his first State of the Union address tonight at a time of crisis, with Russia waging an increasingly bloody war against Ukraine. State of the Union speeches are usually an opportunity for presidents to tout their accomplishments, but this is a challenging time for Americans, who are anxious about rising inflation and exhausted after two years of the pandemic. President Biden is also facing historically low approval ratings at around 37%, and the country is politically and culturally divided.
But there are some bright spots to point out, including his historic Supreme Court nominee pick, Ketanji Brown Jackson, an infrastructure bill and a strong economy, if the Russia-Ukraine war doesn’t derail it. This hour, we get reactions to Biden’s address, the tenor he struck, and if it will help him reset this presidency from a trio of guests.