Pompeo Responds to State of the Union Address

“Unfortunately, too much of what I heard from President Obama are partisan proposals that have no chance of becoming law,” said U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo on President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

January 13, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. –- Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) issued the following response to the president’s State of the Union address:

“Tonight’s speech was disappointing. Unfortunately, too much of what I heard from President Obama are partisan proposals that have no chance of becoming law. He has doubled down on more of the same Washington-centered policies that have failed Kansans for the past seven years.

“Americans deserve new, bold ideas that help grow the economy, fight against radical Islamic extremists, and stop Iran – the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism — from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Unfortunately, the president’s failed policies, including his insistence on closing Guantanamo Bay and moving terrorists to America, and potentially Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, are both wrong and dangerous.

“Kansans know that words don’t solve the problems facing our nation and our world. It is only through true leadership of action and deed that will we rebuild the American economy and our standing on the world stage.”

Pompeo attended tonight’s address with guest Cheryl Bennett. Bennett is the mother of Tyrone Woods, one of the two former Navy SEALs killed during the terror attacks on Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.

Pompeo mentioned, “I was honored to have Cheryl join me tonight. Her son, Ty Woods, made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation. His bravery and that of his teammates saved American lives. I remain committed to discovering the truth behind what happened that night. Cheryl and all of the family members of those who lost loved ones in Benghazi deserve at least that.”

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