Alabama officials react to Biden’s State of the Union address

WASHINGTON DC (AS TO) — President Joe Biden delivered his second State of the Union address Tuesday night — and Alabama officials had a lot to say in response to the address.

In his remarks, Biden emphasized an “agenda of unity” focused on ending cancer, tackling the opioid and overdose epidemic, protecting Medicare and reforming police.

Several Alabama officials posted comments on the president’s speech shortly after it ended Tuesday night.

US Senator Tommy Tuberville

It is difficult for President Biden to address the weakened state of our Union when he does not seem to be living in the difficult reality he has created. Americans can’t afford their utilities or groceries, don’t feel safe in their communities, and are reviled for their opinions by a president who promised to unite us. Not only did the president not offer any solutions tonight, but he showed that he doesn’t even seem to understand the issues. Instead, he has paid lip service to the same progressive priorities that have failed time and time again.

The gap between President Biden’s big government view of our country and the conservative view of our potential has never been wider. Republicans believe in a union that protects freedom, creates opportunity and gets people back on their feet. Our vision is to make our country freer, safer and more affordable. As we have seen tonight, President Biden does not share this vision. However, because I speak every day with hard-working people who want to help transform our country, I still believe America’s best days are ahead of her. Those days will come when we elect a president who truly believes in American greatness and is capable of delivering results.

US Senator Tommy Tuberville

U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt

While President Biden says the state of our union is strong, clearly the American people do not believe him. They don’t believe it when they pay record prices at the grocery store and at the gas pump. They don’t believe it as the crisis on our southern border continues to worsen, with 4.5 million illegal crossings since he took office. They don’t believe it when their kids keep overdosing on fentanyl that’s being trafficked across borders. And they don’t believe it when the Chinese Communist Party is unchecked and their spy balloons are not shot down before crossing our entire country.

The American people deserve better and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is committed to providing solutions. We take a conservative, common-sense approach to these issues, and we encourage the President to work with us as we lead the 118e Congress.

U.S. Representative Robert Aderholt

President of ALGOP John Wahl

I wish the Biden administration was more concerned about our economy and the challenges facing the American people. Families across the country are struggling to afford basic necessities like food, gas and utilities. Wages have not kept up with Democrats’ record inflation rates, caused by reckless spending in Washington, DC.

Meanwhile, on the world stage, our adversaries are emboldened, as demonstrated by the Chinese spy balloon incident last week, which was a clear violation of our sovereignty. President Biden seems more concerned about the Ukrainian border than our own border. Yet all he can do is push for the same failed socialist policies that have plunged our country into these dire situations. America needs real solutions, not a re-election campaign speech trying to convince us that its policy is actually working.

John Wahl, Chairman of the Republican Party of Alabama

U.S. Representative Gary Palmer

US Representative Gary Palmer posted a video response to the State of the Union via Twitter.

In part, Palmer said, “Tomorrow the American people will wake up and gas prices will still be too high. Groceries and household services will still be unaffordable for many Americans, and our border will still not be secure. President Biden said nothing tonight to change that reality.

See Palmer’s full answer here.

US Senator Katie Britt

Senator Katie Britt provided a video response to the State of the Union.

In that response, she said, “Watching President Biden’s State of the Union address, I was listening to his remarks not only as a senator, but as a mother of two school-aged children. Tonight, I’m disappointed to say that the perspective of Alabama parents and families was missing.

See Britt’s full answer here.


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