President Biden Speaks
Reaction to the President’s Speech
President Joe Biden wrapped up his first address as president tonight, touting America’s progress with COVID-19 vaccinations, saying hope was to be found and pleading with Americans to stay vigilant. Biden directed states to make all American adults eligible to receive the vaccine no later than May 1. Biden also touted the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief stimulus package he signed into law hours earlier.
More reaction to President Biden’s speech
President Joe Biden urged Americans to “stick with the rules” so the recovery doesn’t stall.
“We’ve made so much progress,” he said. “This is not the time to let up.”
Biden didn’t mention them, but several GOP governors have been lifting mask mandates against the advice of national health officials.
Biden said the nation has to stay vigilant. Conditions can change, which could require reinstating restrictions, he said.