President Biden took the stage in Milwaukee at 12:27 p.m. CT.
The bleachers at the venue were nearly full when President Biden took the stage. The crowd stood and cheered loudly as President Biden began his remarks and at several points throughout his speech. Many raised their cell phones to take photos and videos of the speech. Some in the crowd waived American Flags.
President Biden was introduced by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, and by Laborers Local 113 member Eduardo Marquez.
“We have a president who understands the challenges facing families and is willing to work with us to find common sense solutions,” Evers said of President Biden.
Marquez commented on the bipartisan infrastructure law passed under President Biden “that will create so many jobs for laborers to repair our bridges, water systems and many other things.”
President Biden’s remarks focused on his administration’s work to create middle class jobs. At several points he made comments critical of “ultra-MAGA” Republicans by saying that they embrace political violence.
“We remain in the battle for the soul of America,” Biden said.
President was heckled near the end of his remarks by a man seated near the stage but was quickly removed by security.
While the man was being removed, Biden encouraged security to let him go.
“Everyone is entitled to be an idiot,” said Biden.
See the video below of President Biden’s remarks.