North Carolina lawmakers react to President Biden's State of the Union address

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Friday, March 8, 2024
NC lawmakers react to President Biden's State of the Union address
NC lawmakers react to President Biden's State of the Union address

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Following President Joe Biden's 'State of the Union' address, we are hearing reactions from both sides of the North Carolina congressional delegation Friday morning.

During his address on Thursday, Biden unveiled his plan to take on some of the biggest issues at home and abroad, including immigration, abortion and Gaza.

In a statement, Democratic congresswoman Deborah Ross said:

"President Biden is right: we face two competing visions for the future of our country. Confronted by those who relentlessly seek to move our country backward, we must fight every single day for progress and possibility."

Democratic congresswoman Valerie Foushee also weighed in. In a statement, she said:

"Though much progress has been made, President Biden made it clear that our work remains unfinished. It is critical that we put the American people first and prioritize delivering real, bipartisan solutions that address the pressing needs of the people."

On the other side, many Republicans are calling it a campaign speech rather than a 'State of the Union'.

Republican senator Thom Tillis released a statement overnight.

He said: "The one question that everyone should be asking themselves following this speech is: Are you better off than where you were three years ago? The resounding answer I hear from North Carolinians is no."

Republican congressman Robert Hudson also said in a statement:

"Under Joe Biden, the State of the Union is in crisis. The President can try to convince the American people his policies are working, but they aren't buying it. From the catastrophic open border, to skyrocketing prices fueled by inflation, to weakness on the world stage, Joe Biden has made our country less prosperous and less safe."

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