- They praised his ambitious and progressive agenda and celebrate the historic moment of the president with two women seated behind him.
Several Indian Americans, including the four members of the U.S. Congress took to Twitter to congratulate President Joe Biden on his first joint dress to the Congress on April 28, the eve of his 100 days as president. Many Indian Americans lauded him for the ambitious and progressive agenda he laid out, including expanding family leave, child care, health care, preschool and college education, and increasing taxes on the wealthiest earners.“We have to prove democracy still works, that our government still works and we can deliver for our people,” Biden said.
Social media was flooded with photos of Biden with two women seated behind him, representing the next in the line of succession to his office — Vice President Kamala Devi Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “No president has ever said those words, and it’s about time,” Biden said, after addressing Harris as “Madame Vice President.”
Some tweets commented on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dozing off. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, and right-wing political commentator Dinesh D’Souza went to town criticizing Biden’s speech and the agenda he laid out. Haley also lauded Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) for his rebuttal to Biden’s speech.
Vice President Kamala Harris
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.)
Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.)
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)
M.K. Venu, Indian Journalist