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Arkansas lawmakers react to President Joe Biden’s State of Union speech



Little Rock, Arkansas – On Tuesday night, President Joe Biden delivered the State of the Union address, and Arkansas politicians have developed their own perspectives on it.

After the President spoke, a number of lawmakers voiced their opinions.

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers the official Republican rebuttal after President Biden’s speech.

Arkansans, according to Sen. John Boozman, continue to struggle to make ends meet.

“Whether it’s sky-high energy bills and gasoline prices, increasing costs at the grocery store or persistent inflated expenses for housing and other essentials – Arkansans are still struggling to make ends meet. President Biden’s policies have failed to make life more affordable or create confidence, which is why he must work with Congress to enact commonsense solutions that unleash American energy production, strengthen rural communities, secure our border and stand up to China. Ending the pain too many Americans are experiencing and protecting our economy and national security must be our top priorities, and I appreciated Gov. Sanders’ message encouraging Washington to get back to those basic principles.”

The bright picture President Biden painted today, according to Rep. Rick Crawford, is very different from the situation that most Americans are currently in.

“The rosy vision that President Biden painted tonight is far from the reality that Americans currently face. The median household has to earn $9,000 more annually than they did when Biden was inaugurated, just to break even with the same buying power today. The Administration is oblivious to the hurt their ‘transient’ inflation is still causing families. A better, more effective course was laid out tonight by Gov. Huckabee Sanders, my governor, and a great leader for our state.”

Sen. Tom Cotton predicted that his legacy will be domestic division.

“In President Biden’s first two years in office, inflation, crime, and illegal immigration have surged. Meanwhile, our enemies around the world have advanced. His legacy will be disunity at home, and disarray abroad. The state of our union is weaker because of this president.”