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Republican Sen. Mike Lee’s reaction to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday was perhaps the most relatable moment of the night.
Naturally, when Biden gets a chance to speak, anyone in earshot can expect a gaffe, a half-truth or an outright lie. Tuesday was chock-full of each as the president was given more than an hour to ramble on while living in his own alternate reality.
But during one very contentious moment of Biden’s lengthy remarks, he was called out after he lied about Republicans and their plans — according to him — to shut down Social Security and Medicare.
Biden was booed ferociously while repeating a line his party has used with some success for decades. Republicans in the chamber refused to take it lying down.
“Instead of making the wealthy pay their fair share, some Republicans — some Republicans want Social Security and Medicare to sunset,” Biden claimed as the heckling began. “I’m not saying it’s the majority.”
Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia called the president a “liar” as many of her GOP colleagues jeered the president.
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