The attack on the then-House speaker's husband “never should have happened," President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.
Early in his address, Biden summed up the troubles he faced when he entered office two years ago, making a nod to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the Capitol.
Republicans erupted when the president said they wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare.
The president addressed inflation, infrastructure and health care in his address to Congress.
The truth-challenged GOP congressman appeared to get into a brief confrontation ahead of President Joe Biden's address to Congress.
The president will likely announce a reelection bid as the economic benefits of three key pieces of legislation passed in his first two years start to kick in.
"What happened to Tyre in Memphis happens too often," Biden said. "We have to do better."
The setting for Biden's speech will look markedly different from a year ago, when it was Democratic stalwart Nancy Pelosi seated behind him as House speaker.
The Irish lead singer of U2 was invited to attend the speech because of his advocacy and philanthropic support for global health and AIDS relief initiatives.
After winning his election in November, the New York representative confirmed that he had lied about countless aspects of his personal biography.