President Marks One Year with Press Conference

He is working to reset his agenda ahead of midterm elections. 

President Biden held a press conference Wednesday in the East Room of the White House, marking one day short of the anniversary of his inaugural. 

He appeared to downplay the nation’s position regarding the potential Russian attack on Ukraine. The president suggested that a “minor incursion” by Kremlin forces might not receive much aggressive pushback from the United States.  

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki clarified later, “President Biden has been clear with the Russian president. If any Russian military forces move across the Ukrainian border, that’s a renewed invasion, and it will be met with a swift, severe, and united response from the United States and our Allies. President Biden also knows from long experience that the Russians have an extensive playbook of aggression short of military action, including cyberattacks and paramilitary tactics. And he affirmed today that those acts of Russian aggression will be met with a decisive, reciprocal, and united response.” 

The president also urged the Senate to pass his Build Back Better multi-trillion-dollar plan and for election reform. He denied that his agenda is bringing a more socialist bent to the federal government, saying, “I’m no Bernie Sanders.” 

He claimed he had “outperformed” his promises but acknowledged that COVID and inflation are issues being managed. When asked about the coming midterm elections later this year, President Biden said his own “report card is going to look pretty good.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Biden and his health as he enters into his second year of office. 
  • For his advisors and Cabinet members as they deal with the Russia-Ukraine tensions, the coronavirus, inflation, and other matters that beset the nation. 
  • For the candidates who will be running for seats in government in the coming mid-term elections. 

Sources: The Hill,, Boston Herald 


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