Republicans jeering during State of the Union is what 'Americans don't want,' White House says

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White House property caput Karine Jean-Pierre fielded questions aboard Air Force One Wednesday, unpacking President Biden's State of the Union address.

When asked if the president was "offended" by the Republicans speaking retired during his speech, Jean-Pierre claimed the GOP exhibited behaviour that "Americans don't want."

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"I deliberation what you saw past nighttime is simply a president that was precise wide connected however helium sees the adjacent 2 years. It was a president that talked astir the advancement that he's made implicit the past 2 years," Jean-Pierre said. "If you speech astir the divided screen, right, you saw that from the president, and you saw what the Republicans were each about, which is jeering and, you know, behaving successful a mode that, again, Americans don't want."

GOP lawmakers are furious with the president, who accused them of wanting to clasp the system "hostage" and sunset Social Security and Medicare. 

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Biden's statements were met with raucous boos successful the House chamber, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., was heard shouting "liar!" astatine the president. Others joined successful connected societal media during and aft Biden's speech

"That's not what Americans — they told america precise intelligibly aft the midterms what they wanted," Jean-Pierre said of the heckling. "So we cognize what attack that the American radical want. We're going with the attack of delivering — continuing to present connected cardinal important issues. You heard him speech astir 4 of them past night. And truthful that's going to beryllium our focus."

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Biden's assertion that "some Republicans privation Medicare and Social Security to sunset" is based connected a legislative docket released by Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., past year. 

Scott projected that "all national authorities sunsets successful 5 years. If a instrumentality is worthy keeping, Congress tin walk it again." 

Though Scott's connection was wide rejected by Republicans and denounced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Democrats seized connected Scott's connection and claimed Republicans wanted to sunset Social Security and Medicare entitlements. 

The Washington Post and different fact-checkers declared the Democrats' assertion to beryllium "false." 

Fox News Digital's Chris Pandolfo contributed to this report.

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