Tyre Nichols’ parents to attend Biden State of the Union: live updates


President Joe Biden will soon face the American people — and Congress’ new Republican majority — to deliver his second State of the Union address Feb. 7, tasked with establishing his agenda and convincing an eager GOP not to block it. 

Biden may have to convince the American people of his message, too. A new Marist poll found that 62% of Americans think the state of the union is not very strong or not strong at all. 

The address, set to take place on Feb. 7, will be attended by the parents of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who was brutally beaten by Memphis police officers before his death.

Here’s what else is going on in politics.

  • The public is equally concerned about Biden and Trump’s classified documents:  Identical percentages – 67% – are concerned with classified documents found in both Biden and former President Donald Trump’s possession, an NBC News poll found.
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar’s committee assignment to be decided: The House is expected to vote sometime this week on whether to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. It’s unclear if there are enough votes for the effort that’s backed by Speaker McCarthy and Omar’s GOP opponents.
  • Trump is back on the campaign trail: The former president made appearances in New Hampshire and South Carolina on Saturday after his campaign has largely been quiet since launching in late 2022.
  • Trump’s last-minute intervention delays former aide’s trial: Former trade advisor Peter Navarro was initially set to go to trial Monday for defying the committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot. 

Brandon Tsay, the man who disarmed the Monterey Park gunman who killed 11 people and left nine injured, will be a guest of President Joe Biden’s at the annual State of the Union address. 

The news was announced Sunday by Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., during the community’s Lunar New Year Festival, where Tsay received a medal of courage and other recognitions from local police, as well as city, county and state officials.

“To be that guest means that (Biden) will be recognizing Brandon Tsay in front of the entire nation,” Chu said. 

– Ella Lee

‘Thank you, Brandon’: Hero who wrestled gun from Monterey Park killer honored at Lunar New Year Festival

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will testify before Congress about the popular app’s privacy and security practices, impact on children and relationship with China as scrutiny of the platform heightens, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced Monday. 

“Americans deserve to know how these actions impact their privacy and data security, as well as what actions TikTok is taking to keep our kids safe from online and offline harms,” the committee chair, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., said in the statement. 

Chew will testify before the committee on March 23, the press release said. It’s the first time a TikTok CEO will appear before…

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