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Biden’s State of the Union speech highlights his record and shows why he deserves another term

by The Grio

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress as Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) listen on February 7, 2023 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images)

Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio.

President Joe Biden’s address to the nation on the state of our union was inspiring. Biden emphasized his commitment to advancing economic growth, job creation, voting rights, racial justice, police reform, more affordable health care, abortion rights and the fight against inflation in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, building on his impressive record of achievement.

The president said he will seek to expand educational opportunities from preschool through college, reduce climate change, reform our immigration system, raise taxes on wealthy corporations and individuals, combat the scourge of fentanyl, protect Social Security and Medicare from cuts proposed by some Republicans, ban assault weapons and support Ukraine against invading Russian forces, among other priorities. 

Biden’s delivery of the speech in the House chamber in the U.S. Capitol was strong and energetic, constituting a master class in politics and governing. His outstanding performance threw cold water on critics who say he is too old to run for another term in 2024. I give him high marks for what he said and how he said it, all while doing it with grace.  

Biden issued a stirring call to Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, an important and urgently needed measure designed to reduce police misconduct and hold officers accountable when misconduct occurs. Vice President Kamala Harris co-sponsored the bill when she was a senator and it passed the House (then controlled by…

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