President Joe Biden lambasted partisanship and a fractured Republican Party ahead of his first address before a joint session of Congress, during which he is expected to detail a massive spending plan focused on boosting families via child care and other programs.
“Everybody talks about can I do anything bipartisan? Well, I got to figure out if there’s a party to deal with,” Biden told television network anchors ahead of his remarks on Wednesday.
“We need a Republican Party. We need another party, whatever you call it, that’s unified — not completely splintered and fearful of one another,” he said.
Biden took office claiming that he would govern for everyone in America, and he promised to show the federal government can work by rejecting the bitter partisanship that has stymied major legislation for over a decade.
On Wednesday night, he is expected to unveil a $1.8 trillion spending