Joe Biden is expected to refer to the Jan 6th Capitol Hill riots as “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War” in an address to a joint session of Congress tonight, tweets CNN’s Jim Acosta.
100 days since I took the oath of office – lifted my hands off our family Bible – and inherited a nation in crisis,” says the excerpts from Biden’s speech given to reporters. “The worst pandemic in a century. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
During the speech, Biden will also unveil a $1.8 trillion spending bill designed to invest into issues that affect families.
Part of his proposal includes sweeping education reforms, such as universal preschool, two years of free community college, $225 billion for child care, and monthly payments of at least $250 to parents.
“I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” Biden will say according to excerpts released by the White House. “Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength.”
Biden will also praise his proposed $2.3 billion infrastructure plan, which will be financed by raised corporate taxes.