Senators have not heard President Joe Biden’s first joint address to Congress, but six Republican senators say that his actions speak louder than words.
In a series of “prebuttals” to the president led by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst on Wednesday, the group centered on Biden pledging to reach across the aisle and yet making little effort to find bipartisan consensus.
“It’s been nearly 100 days since President Biden delivered his inaugural address promising our nation unity, not division,” Ernst said. “I was hopeful that he actually meant what he said. But that very same day, as soon as he reached the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, President Biden seemed to forget his own words, as he began signing a record amount of executive orders.”
Biden has signed 41 executive orders in his first 100 days, compared with 30 for former President Donald Trump and 19 for former President Barack Obama, according to CBS News.