Jill Biden appears to be kissing Doug Emhoff on the lips ahead of the State of the Union: Kyrsten Sinema shows up in a VERY daring yellow dress and Paul Pelosi sits next to Bono in an extravagant opener to Biden’s big night
- The first lady and the first gentleman exchanged a warm greeting before the speech
- Sinema joked there was ‘no competition’ for best dressed
- Pelosi chatted with Bono in the first lady’s dressing room
President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address kicked off with a sudden kiss between the first and second couple and yet another bold fashion move from influential Senator Kyrsten Sinema.
The first fireworks opened a speech that usually devolves into political slates and platitudes as the night wears on, though Tuesday night’s prime-time event featured angry back and forth between Biden and House Republicans.
Sinema made a bold entrance into the House chamber for the speech, after forcing Washington to hold its collective breath during talks on the Cut Inflation Act, then later announcing that she had moved from Democrat to Independent.
When a reporter told her outside the Senate Chamber before she went to the event that she had won hands down the best-dressed award of the night, she joked, “Not competition,” DailyMail.com can reveal.
First Lady Jill Biden wore her own strong color and gave first gentleman Doug Emhoff a very warm greeting when they met in the first lady’s dressing room in a gallery above the floor of the house.
They joined their arms in a greeting and their lips seemed to lock briefly in a greeting kiss.
First Lady Jill Biden gave a warm greeting to First Gentleman Doug Emhoff, as the two appeared to kiss on the lips just before President Biden’s State of the Union address.
“Um, why did Jill Biden and Kamala Harris’ husband kiss on the lips?” wrote a popular commenter on Twitter.
Emhoff, whose wife, Vice President Kamala Harris, sat behind Biden and next to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, brought as a guest Ruth Cohen, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor who passed through several concentration camps, including Auschwitz.
The most prominent celebrity was U2’s Bono, who is no stranger to the Capitol. He was a regular visitor during the George W. Bush administration while lobbying for debt relief for developing countries, and promoted funds for AIDS and global health causes.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema joked there was ‘no competition’ when a reporter told her she won best dressed for the night
U2’s Bono was a guest of First Lady Jill Biden, as was Paul Pelosi, husband of former President Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi and Bono had a long chat before the speech
Before Biden spoke, he could be seen chatting with Paul Pelosi, who is still recovering from the hammer attack by an intruder at his San Francisco home.
Pelosi sported a black hat, as he did at other public events after he was hospitalized for the attack, where the suspect threw himself on his head.
During their first interactions, Pelosi seemed to be dynamic, gesturing and talking the most while the rock star listened.