U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters after disembarking from Air Force One en route to Camp David at Hagerstown Regional Airport, Hagerstown, Maryland


  • President Biden recalled his tense exchange with GOP lawmakers during his second SOTU
  • He identified three Republican senators as proponents of slashing entitlement programs
  • Biden said he felt he negotiated a deal with the Republicans during his SOTU

Following a tense confrontation between some House Republicans and President Joe Biden during the second State of the Union (SOTU), the U.S. leader namedropped GOP lawmakers who are pushing to gut Medicare and Social Security.

During his speech at a union training center in DeForest, Wisconsin, Biden alluded to the remark made by Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, calling him a "liar" when he said in his last night's address that several GOP lawmakers wanted to cut entitlement programs.

"When I raised the plans of some of their members in their caucus to cut Social Security ... Marjorie Taylor Greene and others stood up and said: 'Liar, liar,'" Biden said, The Washington Post reported.

Biden first identified Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott as one of the proponents of slashing the entitlements, saying that the senator wants to require a vote every five years to continue the programs.

"Well, guess what? ... I [will] remind you that Rick Scott from Florida, the guy who ran a U.S. Senate campaign, has a plan. I got his brochure right here!" the president said.

Biden then targeted Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, who suggested last August that Social Security and Medicare should become programs approved annually by Congress as discretionary spending.

Biden also mentioned Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee, saying the senator was also heard yelling "liar" at him.

The president used old footage of Lee in 2010, in which the Utah senator said it was his "objective to phase out" Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Biden said that his heated exchange with the GOP lawmakers during his speech to Congress "looks like we negotiated a deal," NBC News reported.

Even the official Twitter account of the White House listed more Republicans supporting cutting the entitlement programs, including South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and House Majority Leader and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise.

In the middle of his SOTU address in the House chamber, Biden accused some Republicans of wanting Medicare and Social Security "to sunset every five years" and "want to take the economy hostage" unless he gives in to their demands."

Biden's remark riled up Republicans on the floor, with Greene shouting "liar" to the president, according to CNN.

Biden went off-script and shot back at the Republicans, saying, "As we all apparently agree, Social Security and Medicare are off the books now."

He then challenged the Republicans to "stand up for seniors," adding they would not cut Social Security and Medicare.

Joe Biden eagerly took on jeering Republicans who newly control the House of Representatives, including Marjorie Taylor Greene