Marjorie Taylor Greene Chants 'Build the Wall' during Biden's SOTU Speech
Republican congresswoman disrupts State of the Union address
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) disrupted Democrat Joe Biden's second State of the Union address by chanting "build the wall" during his comments about the border.
As Biden discussed doing more to stem illegal immigration, Republicans led a standing ovation in agreement.
"If we are to advance liberty and justice, we need to secure the border and fix the immigration system," Biden said.
Greene, joined by Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), then broke out in chants about finishing the wall along the Southern Border.
Biden is met with "Build the wall" chants after touching on his immigration policy: "If we are to advance liberty and justice, we need to secure the Border and fix the immigration system" https://t.co/8QVcZgtjSM pic.twitter.com/3ecUzeG6As— Bloomberg (@business) March 2, 2022
During his remarks, Biden thanked retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer for his service to the United States — and touted his nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson — before pivoting to address the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Biden paused as the audience applauded, and as the applause began to die down, several people could be heard chanting “Build the wall! Build the wall!”
Chants of "Build the Wall" can be heard after Joe Biden talks about the need to secure our southern border.— MRCTV (@mrctv) March 2, 2022
The border crisis has raged for over a year since Biden first took office. #SOTU pic.twitter.com/AWvDfdSSfd
"Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to have a ‘You lie’ moment,” Greg Bluestein tweeted.
"When Biden spoke of securing the borders, Greene stood and chanted, ‘Build the wall.’
"Ignored by her peers, one lawmaker could be heard telling her to sit down."
Greene also joined Congresswoman Boebert in deliberately ignoring Biden’s cabinet.
While most did not join Greene's chants during Biden’s speech, a number were very critical of Biden’s calls to secure the border.
Biden's administration has implemented policies that do little, if anything, to stem the flow of illegal immigration across the southern border while rejecting many of President Donald Trump’s border policies that were effective.
Congressman Greg Steube responded in a tweet, saying, “Joe Biden says he wants to secure our Southern border, but empty promises won’t fix the fact that since he’s taken office, two million illegal immigrants have been apprehended and released into our country.”
A tweet from America Rising read, “Biden: ‘We need to secure our border and fix the immigration system’
"Meanwhile, under Biden: ‘Migrant encounters on southern border increase in January, almost double numbers from 2021.'”
"Biden calls for the Southern border to be secured,” FOX LA’s Bill Melugin added.
"Migrant encounters for FY’22 are already up 126% compared to FY’21 which was the highest year on record. 220,000 ‘gotaways’ since October.
"Much of the technology he talked about was never built after wall projects canceled.”
And former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf weighed in as well, tweeting, “That mention of border and immigration security was lip service.
"No vision, no strategy.
"Just a wish list and another hollow push for immigration reform legislation.
"I think the President may have forgotten he has authority to fix the crisis NOW.”