On Sunday, Joe Biden emerged from seclusion to make succinct comments regarding the interim bill approved by Congress.
The House of Representatives passed a measure late Saturday evening that will keep the government in operation for 45 additional days, narrowly averting an impasse.
Prior to the passage of the bill, Democrats had resorted to their customary tactics.
In an attempt to adjourn the House of Representatives and leave before a temporary funding agreement could be reached, New York Democrat Representative Jamaal Bowman activated the fire alarm in the Cannon Building, thus forcing Congress into recess.
Following a vote of 335-91, the House approved a 45-day temporary funding measure that excluded border security and allocated $6 billion in funds for Ukraine.
This bill also included provisions for disaster relief funding, which likely encouraged some Democrats to cast their votes in favor.
By an 88-9 vote, the Senate passed a stopgap measure that will temporarily avert a government shutdown for 45 days. With only three hours remaining until the end of the fiscal year, Vice President Biden quickly reminded Congress of Ukraine’s need for additional funds.
We cannot under any circumstances allow American funding for Ukraine to be interrupted,” Biden said from the Roosevelt Room on Sunday.
“We have time, not much time and there’s an overwhelming sense of urgency,” Biden said. “We’re going to get it done.”
Biden also attacked “mega Republicans” when asked if he was concerned about America’s reputation.
“Are you concerned about America’s reputation on the world stage?” a reporter asked Joe Biden.
“Based on the mega Republicans are for, yes. Based on what my administration’s doing, no,” Biden said.
After losing a battle with his teleprompter Biden froze for about 10 seconds.
“I hope this experience for the speaker has been one of a personal revelation. I’m not being facetious,” Biden said breathing heavily. “I, uh, um, anyway.”
Is Biden okay here? pic.twitter.com/FHTo49iNoR
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 1, 2023