President Joe Biden on Tuesday evening will deliver his first State of the Union address as his administration struggles to combat soaring inflation, confusing coronavirus messaging, surging illegal immigration, rising global influence of the Chinese Communist Party, and now, the possibly of a larger military conflict stemming from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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8:58 P.M. — Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is serving as the designated survivor for Biden first SOTU address.
8:46 P.M. — Biden will pledge to make Russian President Vladimir Putin “pay a price” for his country’s invasion of Ukraine in his address, and vow to bar Russian aircrafts from America’s airspace, according to the Associated Press.