Rep. Mullin responds to State of the Union

Posted at 10:05 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 23:05:52-05

Congressman Markwayne Mullin released a formal statement about President Obama's State of the Union Tuesday, shortly after the address.

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In a statement, the Oklahoma Republican says:

“The president’s final State of the Union address was evidence that there has been very little for the American people to celebrate over his two terms in office. He chose to focus on the future, so he could ignore the failures that will define his presidency.

“Tonight, the president spoke of the need to build trust to fix politics, but his actions over the past seven years have only led to distrust and partisan gridlock in Washington. President Obama’s signature health care law has been a disaster, his go-it-alone attitude has led to expensive lawsuits in federal court, and he has failed to lead the American people in the face of great evil. By consistently underestimating the threat that ISIS poses to the United States and failing to outline an effective strategy for the group’s defeat, he has left Americans worried about their safety at home and abroad.

“It is clear that to be successful, a president must listen to people who have different views and choose real solutions over political wins.  We face many challenges, but if we focus on passing laws that keep Americans safe, reduce the size of government, and create an environment for good paying jobs and better opportunities, there is no limit to what we can achieve.” 

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