RSLC President Responds to Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress

Washington, DC — Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) President Dee Duncan released the following statement in response to Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress last night.

“During his first few months in office, President Biden has veered so far to the left that not even candidate Biden would recognize him anymore,” said RSLC President Dee Duncan. “The president last night continued to pander to the fringe of the Democratic Party, trying to drum up support for a socialist agenda of crippling tax hikes and reckless spending that will put the needs of the Squad over the needs of taxpayers. By contrast, state Republicans have spent the last few months putting money back into the pockets of hardworking Americans, opening schools and businesses, reviving the economy, lowering drug costs, and keeping families safe. State Republicans will have another successful cycle in 2022 because they continue to be strong counterweights to Democrat-controlled D.C.”

BACKGROUND

President Biden’s first 100 days in office has been one broken promise after another. All of the policy initiatives he is pursuing are the opposite of what he promised on the campaign trail. He has kowtowed to the radical left so much, that even socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been baffled.

Fortunately, state Republicans are pushing back against his radical agenda and ensuring policies that benefit the American people are still being implemented on the economy, schools, jobs, and community safety. Republicans in the states are the only line of defense in the fight to protect the American people from the socialist policies coming out of Washington.

  • Republican lawmakers in ArizonaFloridaWest Virginia, and Idaho are implementing tax cuts that let Americans keep their hard-earned tax dollars in their own pockets.
  • Republican-led states like South Carolina and Iowa have fully reopened schools for in person learning five days a week. Arkansas and Indiana, among other states,  are expanding school choice to ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed.
  • Republicans in Georgia and Florida are working to protect communities and law enforcement officers with anti-riot and anti-defunding legislation.
  • Republican states like TexasFlorida, and Alabama, who never imposed strict lockdowns, are the leading the way on pandemic recovery, and Pennsylvania Republicans are working to kickstart the economy.
  • North Carolina Republicans are supporting our farmers and ranchers by offsetting employer costs of quarantined farmworkers.
  • Red states have recovered from unemployment faster than blue states. Out of the top 20 states for jobs recovered through March, 16 are led by Republicans.
  • West Virginia Republicans passed legislation to lower drug prices and will be the first state in the country to require drug discounts or rebates, negotiated by insurance companies for patients, to actually be passed on to patients.