Biden predicts Democratic Home takeover in remarks at bipartisan congressional picnic the place he lauds ‘camaraderie’ of yesteryear

  • Biden spoke of previous traditions of bipartisanship from his Senate tenure
  • He referred to as Jeffries ‘the man who’s going to be the subsequent speaker of the Home’

President Joe Biden predicted Democrats would sweep away Home Republican rule within the November elections – sprinkling the remark into remarks hailing bipartisanship.

Biden, 81, who’s himself engaged in a fierce battle towards Donald Trump, made the comment in introductory feedback on the annual congressional picnic on the White Home. He ran by way of the highest Democratic leaders who have been there, at a fair skipped by prime Republican leaders however that includes rank and file lawmakers from each side of the aisle.  

Biden talked about ‘the man who’s going to be the subsequent speaker of the Home, Hakeem Jeffries,’ after acknowledging Senate Majority Chief Charles Schumer, who’s personal majority standing may very well be in jeopardy with a number of senate Democrats dealing with powerful races.

Biden additionally hailed Democratic Senate whip Richard Durbin of Illinois and former Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who he referred to as the ‘greatest speaker in American historical past.’

When it got here time to acknowledge former Home Majority Chief Steny Hoyer, Biden bought a solution from first girl Jill Biden when he requested the at all times dangerous crowd query, ‘The place’s Steny Hoyer?’

‘He is sitting by the beer,’ chimed in Jill Biden, who additionally spoke. 

President Joe Biden and first girl Jill Biden welcomed lawmakers to the White Home, at an occasion the place Biden mentioned Democrat Hakeem Jeffries could be the subsequent Speaker

 Then Biden appeared to take a very good natured dig at Maryland, the place a Senate seat is on the road this election cycle. 

‘Steny Hoyer lives on the western shore of Delaware – Maryland,’ he cracked.

The comment about Jeffries, who many consultants imagine may very well be elevated following a 12 months of extraordinary dysfunction within the Republican-run Home, got here in a speech the place Biden spoke concerning the instances throughout his 36-year profession when lawmakers would spend extra time with one another. 

The occasion introduced collectively Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R), a fierce Donald Trump loyalist.

Biden stopped for selfies at the event

Biden stopped for selfies on the occasion

The president spoke about his time hanging out in the Senate dining room

The president spoke about his time hanging out within the Senate eating room

The event featured beer and lemonade

The occasion featured beer and lemonade

The event brought together Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R)

The occasion introduced collectively Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R)

Pretty enthusiastic in pink: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and his wife Ginger attend the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2023

Fairly enthusiastic in pink: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and his spouse Ginger attend the Congressional Picnic on the South Garden of the White Home in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2023

Hakeem Jeffries would likely be the next speaker if Democrats take the House

Hakeem Jeffries would probably be the subsequent speaker if Democrats take the Home

Biden briefly acknowledged Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), seated with White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients (R)

Biden briefly acknowledged Majority Chief Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), seated with White Home Chief of Employees Jeff Zients (R)

Biden even talked about congressional delegations overseas the place spouses bought to come back alongside. 

‘It is cameraderie.  Again in these days, all of us bought alongside, although we had actual variations,’ he mentioned.

Biden additionally mentioned he had a ‘little little bit of a sore throat’ as he prepares to move for France to mark the anniversary of D-Day.

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