During President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, he accused some Republicans of wanting to slash Medicare and Social Security.
This led to Republicans jeering and shouting, with Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene even calling Biden a liar.
The tension between Biden and Republicans accentuates the rift between the two parties in a time where the US government faces potential crises on the debt ceiling and government funding.
Joe Biden's second State of the Union speech was marked by tension and disagreement, particularly concerning the issue of Medicare and Social Security.
Biden accused the Republican party of wanting to cut the resources, which led to jeers and heckles from the Republican side of the House.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called Biden a liar, but other Republicans rallied against the hecklers by standing up for Medicare and Social Security.
The tension between the two sides highlights the current state of a divided government, with possible government funding and debt ceiling crises looming.
The sources differ in their characterisations of the event, with The Independent emphasising that Biden was in control of the moment and enjoyed himself, while The New York Times highlights the angry interjections from Republicans.