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Carter reacts to SOTU: "This President is putting America last"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) gave the following response today after President Biden delivered his third State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:

“Early on, I said I needed to hear three things from President Biden tonight: his plan to secure the border, an outline of his budget, which was due February 5
th, and his national security strategy. Unfortunately, he missed the mark on each of these points, choosing party politics over the needs of the American people, who are sick and tired of begging this president to do his job.

“The America that President Biden described tonight is not one I, my constituents, and hardworking taxpayers nationwide recognize. At every turn, this President is putting America last. His policies have kneecapped our oil and gas industry, spiked grocery store prices, killed jobs, limited life-saving cures, left our border wide-open, and made many American cities unsafe to live in, work in, or even visit.

“Here we have a president who has taken 64
documented actions to weaken our border security, has full authority to shut down the border today, and yet used his final State of the Union address to pass the buck – which used to ‘stop with him’ – by falsely pushing the blame onto House Republicans. Nothing could be further from the truth. H.R. 2, the best bill out there to secure our border, is proof of that.

“Under President Biden, we are less free, less safe, and less likely to experience economic freedom. Mr. President, the state of our union, like the state of our border, is weak.”