WASHINGTON – In response to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union Address, Rep. Bruce Westerman (AR-04) released the following statement:
“Tonight, in his first State of the Union address, President Joe Biden attempted to rewrite the history of his first year in office by painting a rosy picture of his few accomplishments,” said Rep. Westerman. “In reality, our nation is challenged in this hour of darkness in Ukraine, rising inflation, chaos at the southern border, terrorists in control of Afghanistan, crime in major cities, and a humanitarian crisis in China. The United States must stand firm for our values of freedom, peace, and prosperity.
I was hoping to hear President Biden take responsibility for his part in these many failures and commit to doing better by the American people by tackling these issues through bipartisanship, but instead, he gave us empty words and grandiose promises using the same failed polices from the past year. It’s clear Biden’s only paycheck has only ever come from the government, because he knows nothing of economics or running a business. America deserves so much better. We must recommit ourselves to being the shining city on the hill, as President Reagan so eloquently stated. Our nation has always been, and still remains, exceptional, and our leadership must allow Americans to thrive by getting out of the way of private enterprise, enforcing our laws, and standing strong against our adversaries. If we pull together and embrace what the American people demand of Congress – effective, efficient government that puts Americans and our allies first – then I’m confident our best days are still ahead.”