It really hadn’t occurred to us that President Biden hasn’t addressed a joint session of Congress yet, but there’s a fact-check in Wednesday’s USA TODAY informing us that there’s no deadline for delivering the SOTU, inspired by someone posting on Facebook that Biden was supposed to have given his address by February 20. (The Facebook user did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)
Others have said the SOTU was scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23, and as a few people have pointed out, PBS NewsHour in New Jersey has the video feed up and ready to go: Watch Live: 2021 State of the Union Special — AIRED: 2/23/2021.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram says Speaker Nancy Pelosi says there won’t be an address until the COVID deal is done.
15) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has said not to expect any form of State of the Union address from President Biden until the COVID bill is done. So it’s possible State of the Union would then come in mid-March – in whatever form it takes.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 23, 2021
Dana Loesch talked about it on her radio show Wednesday.
Great question from @DLoesch What happened to the State Of The Union address? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the address would have to wait for the COVID-19 legislation to pass. “We won't be doing any of that until we pass our COVID bill. That's the first order of business,”
— Tom Benner (@benneradio) February 24, 2021
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 24, 2021
PBS NewsHour seems to have thought so.
Could be they're trying to figure out how to get Ol' Joe's HUGE teleprompter into the House chamber without having to knock out a wall…I mean it's ENORMOUS…Looks like the old Jumbo-tron at the Oakland Coliseum…
— Tom Benner (@benneradio) February 24, 2021
He’s pacing himself
— The John Weaver Project (@TheJohnWeaverP1) February 24, 2021
Here it is lolhttps://t.co/wMPSXqI5Jb
— Rokemi (@Rokemi17) February 24, 2021
A sham impeachment was the first order of business.
— Chef Slop #Pathead (@Noone86595893) February 24, 2021
Is it really necessary? I can already see the "state" of the union…
— Jeff Lancaster (@JDog_LC) February 24, 2021
They realized no one would be watching and canceled.
— RJ Benzel (@benzel_rj) February 24, 2021
Why does she have any influence. They just have to sit there.
Or don't go at all.
Biden could just send a letter. It would be good to go back to that.
— bigdaddygeo (@bigdaddygeo) February 24, 2021
Shhhh! Do you really want to put him AND US through 90 minutes of incoherence?
— Trying To Be Less White Boy (@CityofOaksBoy) February 24, 2021
So if the COVID-19 bill is not passed, Biden will not speak?
Sounds like a plan to me!
— Salem Wolf (@thesalemwolf) February 24, 2021
We'll get a 48 hour notice once the confidential docs are confident that Biden is swinging upward in his lucidity ups and downs. We just have to accept it as a national security secret.
— Desiree BB (@DesiBenton) February 24, 2021
Guess there's no question who's calling the shots up there.
— Kenbob (@high_council) February 24, 2021
They'll either do it virtually or revert back to sending a letter. Would be very surprised to see Joe attempt it LIVE. Or they could just send Kamala.
— Dennis W. Jones (@LawyerDarth) February 24, 2021
I need a good drinking game. SOTU would do nicely.
— Mr. Hodes (@mrhodes9) February 24, 2021
Joe can’t stay up that late to deliver the speech.
— Brian Hart (@indybman63) February 24, 2021
Can both houses of Congress fit in the White House basement?
— Goldens Rule (@jamesbranch3) February 24, 2021
He called a lid.
— Dr. Ralph Garcia (@ralphgarcia007) February 24, 2021
TRUMP WILL BE DOING IT AT CPAC
— Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Astro PHD Dr. Wander (@DRWANDERER76) February 24, 2021
I forgot all about it. Can you imagine Joe talking in a full room for that long? They won’t let him do it, will they?
— Pierre Deralict-mo (@DeralictMo) February 24, 2021
— Jason Wilson (@jwil25) February 24, 2021
I don't think they thought this whole "president" thingy though.
— David Paul (@HarleyDavid66) February 24, 2021
They know what a prime time debacle that would be to put uncle Joe up there well past his bed time to try to read off a teleprompter in a physical environment that’s not as easy as an auditorium or debate stage. It would be an unmitigated disaster.
— JR Ewing (@JREwing911) February 24, 2021
I don't know who needs to hear this, but…
Presidents do not get a State of the Union Address in year 1.
— ??TRUMP 2024?? (@needajobbad) February 24, 2021
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but…
Presidents are still expected to address the joint session in their first month.https://t.co/tZt6jfdbIB
— What do you want (@ErinEckl) February 24, 2021
It will be the shortest #SOTU address in history. No way he can last more than 10 minutes without royally screwing up.
— Joe Jackson (@lessshoe) February 25, 2021
We sort of have a morbid curiosity about the whole thing. Maybe he can update us on the state of those kids in cages.
Maria Shriver says no president has assumed office with as clear a focus on Alzheimer’s disease as Joe Biden https://t.co/F6ofS04qXL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 24, 2021