Marjorie Taylor Greene leads GOP Heckles during Biden’s State of the Union

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene repeatedly heckled President Joe Biden during his State of the Union address, leading the GOP charge to disrupt the president’s address to the nation on Tuesday.

Greene and other Republican members of Congress lost their temper and began booing loudly after Biden accused them of planning to cut Medicare and Social Security at some point during the speech.

The congresswoman could be seen rising from her seat several times and shouting in Biden’s direction, with some of her comments being picked up by the television microphones in the House chamber.

“You lie, you lie!” Green shouted towards the president. “Liar!”

Other Republicans could be heard shouting “no” as Biden pushed back their outrage. The president clarified that he was “not saying it was a majority” of Republicans who supported the plan, which he said was proposed by people he “didn’t politely name.”

President Joe Biden is pictured left, while GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene heckles him right during the President’s State of the Union address Tuesday night in Washington, DC
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“Anyone in doubt, contact my office,” Biden said. “I’ll give you a copy. I’ll give you a copy of the proposal.”

Last year, Republican Sen. Rick Scott proposed a policy that would have made Medicare and Social Security vulnerable to cuts every five years, though Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans were quick to reject the suggestion, according to The New York Times.

Biden put Republicans in the hot seat on Tuesday, asking them to “show seniors” that they would never cut programs “by standing up” during his speech. Most accepted the president’s request.

“So we’re all in agreement,” Biden said. “Social Security and Medicare are off the books.”

Greene could also be seen heckling Biden later in the speech as he spoke about the opioid crisis and paid tribute to a fentanyl victim.

“Close the border,” Greene shouted, according to The hill. “It’s from China.”

Another Republican lawmaker was heard shouting “it’s your fault” at the president.

Newsweek contacted the White House for comment.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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