Lawmakers wear blue and yellow to support Ukraine at State of the Union speech

by MR Magazine Staff

Several lawmakers wore blue and yellow outfits and accessories Tuesday during President Biden’s State of the Union address in a show of support for Ukraine, whose flag features horizontal blue and yellow bands.

While the address is typically an opportunity for presidents to lay out their priorities for the country, this year’s speech was also heavily focused on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the U.S.-led response. It’s an issue that has exacerbated partisan divides, with many Republican lawmakers criticizing Biden for not imposing sanctions on Moscow earlier or calling him weak. At the same time, the GOP hasn’t provided a coherent party position on how to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggression. Read more at the Washington Post.