STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN WM. LACY CLAY (D) MISSOURI REGARDING TONIGHT’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
WASHINGTON, DC –“The State of our Union is broken because of the damage and pain that Donald Trump has inflicted on the American people. We are weaker at home and weaker abroad.
Our friends no longer trust us, and our enemies no longer fear us.
The President has worked tirelessly to deepen the divisions of racial hatred and intolerance in our nation in order to advance his own personal politics and to placate his extremist supporters.
Regarding the issue of border security, Democrats have already offered the President more than $1 billion to improve technology, hire additional border patrol officers, and give them the tools they need to keep our country safe.
There is no emergency at the southern border, but there is a crisis of credibility in the Oval Office.
The wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for, and the Trump Shutdown that attempted to build it by extortion, are based on big lies.
President Trump lies about border security.
President Trump lies about climate change.
President Trump lies about his tax cut for billionaires that ballooned the deficit and did little to improve our economy.
President Trump lies about healthcare.
President Trump lies about his relationship with Russia and their influence over his administration.
But the truth matters, and so does the Rule of Law.
The new Democratic Majority in the U.S. House will pursue both of these with vigor because that’s what the American people deserve from their government.”