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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

State of the Union: What Ohio politicians had to say about Trump’s speech

Jan 30, 2018
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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio: “While there are many areas where I disagree with President Trump, I am always willing to work for him when it’s right for Ohio. I hope Republicans and Democrats will follow tonight’s speech with action and come together to rebuild our infrastructure, tackle the opioid epidemic, crack down on trade cheats and keep the president’s promises to American workers.”

Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Jefferson Township: “The president read through a string of issues weaved through his scripted speech but failed to even acknowledge the many hurtful, divisive, bigoted and offensive statements he has hurled at countless Americans of all backgrounds. So, while I hope that the White House and Republicans will work with Democrats to ‘put politics aside’ to move our country forward ... I believe their actions in the months ahead will provide more insight than tonight’s speech ever will.”

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Niles: “The president’s State of the Union Address can be summed up in four words: more of the same. Although polished and read with a teleprompter, the rhetoric, fear mongering and falsehoods that President Trump so often leans on when facts elude him was as prevalent as ever.”

Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville: “While touting our achievements of 2017, the president laid out an agenda for this year focused on strengthening our nation’s infrastructure network, implementing real reforms to immigration policy and rebuilding our military to counter threats like North Korea and defeat radical Islamic terrorism.”

Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green: “The plan laid out by the president to give us safe, fast, reliable and modern infrastructure should have bipartisan support. Removing roadblocks to the implementation of new technology will keep the U.S. as the place to be for innovation.”


This article was originally published by The Columbus Dispatch on January 30,2018