President Biden delivered an address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday night.
To begin the speech, the president acknowledged the historical presence of the two people who sat behind him during the address, “Madame Speaker, Madam Vice-President….No President has ever said those words from this platform, and it’s about time.”
The nations first female Vice-President Kamala Harris joined Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sat on the podium behind the president during the speech.
Biden also touted success in the fight against COVID-19, but he added more work needs to be done.
He said that starts with getting vaccinated, “Today, nearly 90 million Americans live less than five miles from a vaccination site. Everyone 16 and over are eligible. Americans, get the vaccine now. It’s available.”
Normally more than 1600 people pack the chamber for the address, but last night only 200 people were permitted due to COVID restrictions.