WATCH: Biden Caught On Hot Mic After SOTU; "Don't Repeat This"

Written by: Clayton Keirns



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President Joe Biden was caught on a hot microphone after delivering his State of the Union address, engaging in a candid conversation with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). The president, perhaps unknowingly broadcasting to a wider audience, made remarks concerning an upcoming meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Biden indicated that he and Prime Minister Netanyahu are poised for a “come to Jesus” meeting regarding the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

During the interaction, Bennet extended congratulations to Biden for his address and encouraged the president to continue applying pressure on Netanyahu regarding escalating humanitarian issues in Gaza. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg also participated in the brief exchange.

Biden said "don't repeat this" to the group, "I told him, Bibi [Netanyahu ,]… you and I are going to have a ‘come to Jesus’ moment." Blinken chuckled at the comment; the term "come to Jesus" tends to refer to a moment where someone has a moment of major realization.

An aide or agent near Biden appeared to warn him there was a camera lingering nearby, and Biden then said, "I’m on a hot mic here. Good. That was good." He added to Blinken he would talk to him later.