Federalist Publisher Ben Domenech blasted President Joe Biden’s first joint address to Congress Wednesday night as a “complete tissue of lies” Republicans rejected that will be quickly forgotten.
“It’s not something that actually led to any kind of bipartisanship,” Domenech said. “It’s going to be a political blip immediately forgotten. It is not going to change the course of anything in Washington, which is now a mono-partisan affair under Joe Biden.”
Biden’s hour-long address Wednesday highlighted the administration’s pursuit of an aggressive, partisan agenda. In it, the president pledged radical expansion of the welfare state and demanded new restrictions on gun rights, lying about statistics on crime in the process.
Biden touted the ban on “assault weapons” signed by President Bill Clinton as leading to a 10-year decline in gun violence.
“A ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines that hold 100 rounds that can be fired off in seconds…we beat the NRA. Mass shootings and gun violence declined. Check out the report over 10 years,” Biden told the joint session of vaccinated members still seated several feet apart with face masks, contradicting guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.
A 2004 report from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Criminology funded by the Department of Justice concluded the ban in question “cannot be credited with a decrease in violence carried out with firearms,” as reported by Townhall.com.
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