WASHINGTON– Members of Utah’s congressional delegation say President Biden has made the country more partisan than ever, specifically referring to the president’s plans outlined in his speech Wednesday night, saying they are way too expensive and radical.
President Biden spoke to Congress about his call to expand federal programs, including universal preschool and two free years of community college. Altogether, the plan is an estimated $1.8 trillion. The president also spoke about ”
Utah’s delegation posted their reactions to President Biden’s remarks to Congress on social media.
Rep. Chris Stewart
Representative Chris Stewart says Biden offered bipartisanship in name only.
“Unfortunately, despite the president’s soothing tones of a return to normal, his legislative actions have been the most partisan I’ve seen during my time in Congress,” said Stewart.
Tonight, President Biden offered more of the same: Bipartisanship in name only.
Actions speak louder than words. This president continues to govern from the far-left, putting the government in charge of more of the economy and American life.https://t.co/hij0H7gspX
— Rep. Chris Stewart (@RepChrisStewart) April 29, 2021
Rep. Blake Moore
Representative Blake Moore has “grave” concerns that this agenda hurts his district and Americans across the country. He says Biden is not exemplifying the values or principles on which he ran.
— Rep. Blake Moore (@RepBlakeMoore) April 29, 2021
Rep. Burgess Owens
Representative Burgess Owens said it was an honor to be a part of the committee to escort the president in. But he says the speech was all spin, with nothing about the crisis at the border or huge tax increases or job killing executive orders.
Tonight, we heard President Biden’s spin on his first 100 days in office, but nothing of his job-killing executive orders, the national security crisis at our border, or the largest tax increase in a generation.
— Rep. Burgess Owens (@RepBurgessOwens) April 29, 2021
Utah Representatives say the president cannot unite the country because he is only appealing to the radical or liberal wing of his own party.
Utah Senators react
Senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee say President Biden’s proposals add up to $6 trillion so far, and that is way too much money.
“He is spending like crazy,” said Romney. “That is an amazing amount of money, and it has the potential of jeopardizing our kids’ future and burdening them with decades of interest costs.”
“Unfortunately, this agenda will only serve to make Utah and our country less prosperous, less fair, and less free,” said Lee.
The two senators posted video messages for their responses.
Rather than the “unity” he promised, President Biden has instead delivered extreme partisanship. pic.twitter.com/FfePo8eoOd
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) April 29, 2021
In his first 100 days, the President has proposed $6 trillion in new spending—about 4x our total federal budget! That amount of spending jeopardizes our kids’ future and saddles them with decades of interest costs. pic.twitter.com/Ta5OYgUKfi
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) April 29, 2021
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