On Thursday, President Joe Biden is expected to make his first primetime address since taking office to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns; plus more top stories in Democratic politics.
President Biden will make first primetime address on Thursday
President Joe Biden is scheduled to deliver his first major primetime, public address to the nation since Inauguration Day and his assuming the presidency. Mr. Biden’s speech will occur on Thursday, March 11, the one-year anniversary of the declaration of a global pandemic by The World Health Organization (WHO). The president’s speech will commemorate the hardship Americans have endured over the past year, Fox reported.
“The president will deliver his first primetime address to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown on Thursday,” Psaki White House press secretary Jen Psaki, during a press briefing in which she previewed some of the President’s forthcoming remarks. “He will discuss the many sacrifices the American people have made over the last year, and the grave loss communities and families across the country have suffered.”
“[The president] will look forward, highlighting the role that Americans will play in beating the virus and moving the country toward getting back to normal,” Psaki added.
Supreme Court rejects final Trump challenge to 2020 election
The last remaining appeal by President Trump to nullify his electoral loss in Wisconsin in the 2020 election was rejected by the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday. The court declined to take up the case, which alleged that Wisconsin election officials violated the Constitution by expanding absentee voting amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. The court issued an unsigned order without noted dissent, The Hill reported.
Biden’s German Shepherd has an aggressive incident, sent back to Delaware
An incident of aggressiveness involving Major Biden, age 3, one of two German shepherds belonging to President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill occurred at the White House last week. Both dogs were been sent back to the Biden family home in Wilmington, Delaware last week, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter who spoke to CNN.
Major has been known to display agitated behavior on multiple occasions including “charging” at staff and security, as well as jumping and barking, according to the sources who spoke to CNN.
The Biden’s other German Shepherd, champ, is aged 13, and due to his advanced age has slowed down physically.