President Biden first arrived in Southern Georgia, spending time in Plains, Georgia with former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn.
Meanwhile over in Duluth, the President’s celebratory rally had begun with a variety of speakers talking to the crowd. Many of Georgia’s Democratic congressional delegation spoke to the crowd, including newly elected Congresswomen Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7) and Nikema Williams (GA-5), as well as former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Sen. Jon Ossoff, Sen. Raphael Warnock and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Georgia’s two newly elected democratic senators didn’t speak at the rally, as they returned on a flight from Washington after morning votes, and only joined the rally as the President concluded his remarks.
The President spoke largely about the accomplishments of his first 100 days, and the bills that are still making their way through Congress that he wants to sign.
@POTUS interrupted by protestors on immigration during speech in Gwinnett County. I’d been standing next to these guys for 7 hours before the rally started. #gapol @karentravers @bluestein pic.twitter.com/oO0r6kZFEC
— Nathan (@nathansappp) April 29, 2021
He was briefly interrupted by two protestors, holding up a sign reading, “Community not Cages,” and yelling at the President briefly over immigration issues. Otherwise, the rally was peaceful and focused on the new President’s agenda going forward.