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Kentucky Politicians React To State Of The Union Address

Posted at 6:21 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 06:21:21-05

WASHINGTON, D.C. (LEX 18)– President Donald Trump gave his second State of the Union address Tuesday night, and now several state politicians are reacting.

Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) released the following statement:

“Tonight we heard President Trump call for unity among Republicans and Democrats to address the many issues facing our great nation. From lowering prescription drug prices, to investing in our nation’s infrastructure, to reforming our broken immigration system, there is plenty of common ground for us to work together and improve the lives of all Americans. I look forward to hitting the ground running with my colleagues to address the priorities President Trump set tonight.”

Congressman John Yarmuth issued the statement below:

“Tonight President Trump called for unity, but he continues to drive a wedge between the American people with every statement, act, and tweet. The sad truth is that the state of the union is dire, and it’s a direct result of the president’s reckless and self-serving leadership that has damaged America’s standing in the world and busted our national piggy bank to fill the pockets of those who already had the most. Our nation badly needs a president who prioritizes American families over their own headline and interests, and tonight gave no real indication that we have anything close.”

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement:

“It was a great speech. One time a year the President gets to address the nation in the State of the Union, actually the only speech mentioned in the Constitution. He laid out the robust economy we have. The tax cut that we passed clearly had a positive impact – the lowest unemployment in 50 years – America has much to be happy about. But we’ve got some problems and the Southern Border is one of them. The President has pushed for adequate border security and I’m hoping that the Congress will finally give it to him after some back and forth between the Democratic opponents who seem to be a little less interested in border security.”

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) released the following statement:

“The President’s speech tonight is a good reminder that we live in the greatest country in the world, and there is more that unites us than divides us. While more work needs to be done, President Trump’s administration has moved our economy forward, strengthened and accelerated our military, taken unprecedented steps to beat back on the scourge of drug addiction, and helped hard-working Americans keep more of their hard-earned paychecks. I was particularly pleased to hear his commitment to protect the unborn and restore the sanctity of life. I am eager to continue working with President Trump and my colleagues across the aisle to move Eastern Kentucky forward.”