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Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy—covering Washington, the country, and the world.

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Interviews with: National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
State of the Union
Feb 26, 2023

First, Bash goes one-on-one with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, pressing him on Biden giving fighter jets to Ukraine and whether the US would support Ukraine taking Crimea back militarily. Sullivan explains the specific support Ukraine needs at this stage of the war, responds to a new report on Covid's origin, and discusses the US warning China about sending drones and ammunition to Russia.

Next, the first Sunday show interview with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel since her re-election. She tells Bash the GOP presidential nominee will accept the results of the 2024 election, and also that Medicare and Social Security are "not up for negotiation." Bash asks McDaniel if Trump will sign the controversial pledge that requires GOP candidates to say they will support whomever becomes the Republican nominee in order to appear on the primary debate stage.

After, the panel discusses the state and federal government’s response to the Ohio train derailment, and Biden’s waiting game in announcing his re-election intentions, plus, if he should be challenged for the Democratic 2024 presidential nomination. Finally, a report on two lawmakers on either side of the aisle who share the common goal of passing paid leave legislation. 


Hosted by Dana Bash.