Representative Not Attending State Of The Union

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) said this week that she would not be attending President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech later this month. The boycott by the freshman Republican representative could be a signal of further members of Congress not attending the president’s annual address.

Luna called the State of the Union “one of the greatest times in our country” in normal times and a “nonpartisan event.” However, the freshman Republican said that she would not be present for Biden’s message.

Luna cited recent investigations into the Biden family’s business ventures. The representatives also mentioned her own role in the investigation into the Biden family as part of the House Oversight Committee.

“I cannot in good conscience sit through hours of spin and lying to the American people,” she said.

Luna emerged as one of the leading Republicans who pushed for the successful impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Luna also accused Biden of being “complicit in funding both sides of the war currently taking place in Israel.”

The Florida Republican called Biden’s last State of the Union address “dishonest spin” and said that the White House “has been complicit in funding both sides of the war currently taking place in Israel.”

“I will not pretend that this president is leading our country down a path of prosperity. We are in dangerous times,” she wrote.

Luna wrote that the world was “in turmoil” due to the president and that she would “not be a part of the puppet show.”

Luna also backed an impeachment effort against the president, saying that she sought the effort against the “corrupt” Biden.

There is also an effort among congressional Republicans to block Biden’s State of the Union address unless he submits a budget to Congress on time. The budget information was due on Feb. 5, almost a month ago. The bill was introduced in the Sente by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA).

Carter said that unless Biden could successfully bring the bills before Congress, that “he has no business delivering a State of the Union address.”