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Wyoming’s congressional delegation not impressed with President Biden’s joint address

Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 12:00 AM CDT
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wyoming News Now) - Wyoming’s congressional delegation is responding to President Biden’s Join Address Wednesday evening. In statements from all three of Wyoming’s delegates, none were impressed.

Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney responded by calling the speech, and Biden’s actions, disappointing. Her statement is below:

“The policies President Biden has advanced in his first 100 days and outlined in this evening are bad for Wyoming and bad for America.

“The proposals he talked about would result in growing the size and scope of the federal government while requiring hardworking taxpayers in our state and across the country to send more of their income to Washington, D.C. The policies he endorsed were not standard liberal ideas, but reflected the fact that the far-left is now in control of the Democrat Party and they are committed to forcing through their plans to empower the federal government at the expense of the American people.

“He did not provide any specifics that would solve the border crisis that he created, doubled-down on the weak national security policies that will embolden our adversaries and make our country less safe, and vowed to continue his Administration’s heartless energy policies that will destroy jobs and livelihoods for families in Wyoming and across America.

“During the campaign and in his inaugural address, President Biden talked about unity and bipartisanship. It’s disappointing that in his first 100 days and again in his speech tonight, he has turned his back on that laudable goal to pursue an agenda that runs counter our shared conservative principles in Wyoming. I will fight back against these dangerous plans and always stand up for the interests of our state and for the constitutional values that we hold dear.”

In his statement, Senator John Barrasso stated the White House belonged to the leftmost wing of the Democratic party. His statement is below:

“President Biden’s speech tonight underscored why his first one hundred days have been so bad for America. His socialist spending sprees and attacks on good energy jobs are hiking taxes and pushing people in Wyoming into unemployment.

“The president had a chance tonight to reverse course and embrace bipartisanship. Instead, he has turned over the keys to the White House to the far left wing of his party.

“Republicans will continue our fight against the radical, dangerous and scary policies the Biden administration is trying to force through Congress. The American people and families across Wyoming are counting on it.”

Finally, in her statement, Senator Cynthia Lummis said America could simply not afford some of the president’s aspirations. Her statement is below:

“Only a hundred days into his administration, President Biden has already started a war on American energy and spent nearly $2 trillion on progressive priorities. Tonight, even as his Administration tries to pass the Green New Deal under the guise of infrastructure, he came to Congress to roll out an education bill that would turn pre-kindergarten and community college into new entitlements our country can simply not afford. His proposed tax increases would do more to wreck our economy than to foot the bill. While Republicans stand ready to work with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure package, President Biden has chosen the partisan path of divisiveness and is wasting trillions more of our taxpayer dollars in the process. This does a sad disservice to the people of Wyoming, and our grandchildren will quite literally have to pay for it.”

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