During the past week in Washington, The Hatchet attended the White House’s first-ever Lunar New Year celebration and caught members of the press peppering President Joe Biden with questions on the South Lawn.
At the Lunar New Year celebration in the East Room of the White House Thursday, Biden greeted a crowd that included Elaine Tso, the CEO of Asian Services in Action, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and Olympic figure skater Nathan Chen. During his address, he offered remarks of condolences and solidarity in response to the shooting in Monterey Park, California, where 11 people were killed and nine were injured at a ballroom hours after a Lunar New Year celebration.
Four days later, Biden answered questions on the South Lawn Monday about his plans to meet with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, raise the debt ceiling and travel to Europe for the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Here are the shots from the past week in Washington:
This article appeared in the February 2, 2023 issue of the Hatchet.