NC Congressmen speak on potential topics for State of the Union Address

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – President Joe Biden is hitting prime time once more Thursday night to give his third State of the Union address.

“I think the President is going to try to give a countenance that he’s strong, he’s able to do the job, he’s fully competent. I think that’s the number one thing that voters are looking for,” said Republican Representative Greg Murphy.

Many Americans are expected to tune in to see which key topics he’ll touch on.

“I just hope that he comes strong in particular, making sure that everyone understands the importance of securing the border, the importance of continuing to respond to the high prices that people are still experiencing,” said Democrat Representative Don Davis.

Representative Murphy said there are three big topics he’s looking for the President to address. “Number one is the immigration crisis; number two is the economy; number three is security, not only domestic but international security,” said Murphy.

Representative Davis mentioned that here in the East, job creation is on the minds of many voters.

“As I’ve made my rounds across the East, in particular talking to young people. They’re looking for real opportunities to keep them in Eastern North Carolina, so job creation is going to be huge for us. I would love to hear the President talk about that,” said Representative Davis.

While there’s no set agenda for the address, White House officials say President Biden will highlight the economy and a new tax plan. He’s also expected to touch on the Israel-Hamas war.

The last State of the Union address was in February 2023, with 27 million viewers.