WASHINGTON – As President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a socially distant Congress session on Wednesday night, he paused with his incredible colleague for a punch.
Cheney, R-Wyo, serves as the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, and is critical of the Democratic president. She is the daughter of stubborn former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney. But he also angered his own faction to condemn the comments of former President Donald Trump after the January 6 Capitol riots.
Here are some other moments you may have missed from Biden’s first address to Congress.
Chief Justice Roberts applauds Jill Biden
Supreme Court Justice John von Roberts was among those who applauded First Lady Il Biden when she received a standing ovation as the president spoke of the Community College of Education. The first lady is a professor at a community college.
Roberts’s applause was notable, as Supreme Court justices usually refrain from responding to the president’s messages as a symbol of the non-partisanship of the judiciary.
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Was Ted Cruz asleep?
Home viewers probably stared at Sen. Ted Cruz, who seemed to be drowsy in the well-appointed auditorium of the House of Representatives.
While Biden was discussing immigration, the camera was moved to Cruise, Texas, as soon as his eyes were closed.
“I can summarize your words in three words for you – boring but radical,” said Cruz.
Harris, Pelosi on chamomile
In his opening remarks, Biden nodded to Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who were behind him. Harris was the first woman to be elected vice president, and Pelosi became the first woman speaker in 2007.
“Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President,” Biden said as he rose to the podium. “No president has ever said those words from this rostrum, the time has come.”
The winner of Iowa II corrects his opponent
And Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, R-Iowa, offered a not-so-gentle blow to her Democratic counterparts. The first-time congresswoman wore a mask with the number “6” engraved on her forehead, her difference from her victory over Democrat Rita Hart.
The narrow race in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District dragged on for weeks, reaching the House of Representatives when Hart appealed his loss. The appeal was later dismissed before the commission could weigh in.
This article originally appeared in the USA TODAY. The best moments from Breed Biden’s message to Congress