Tonight, Congressman Blake Moore issued the following statement after President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.
“I appreciated the opportunity to attend President Biden’s State of the Union address. The devastating situation in Ukraine has brought unity amid tragedy, and I continue to be inspired by President Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people’s resiliency and strength. I also appreciated Biden’s call to fund our police, strengthen our border, and support our veterans.
“However, as we deal with grave crises at home and abroad, the president’s words were hollow. His destructive responses have undermined America’s national power.
“In 2020, President Biden ran on a message of unity and bipartisanship, but his hyper-partisan agenda has been out of step with even mainstream Democrats. Utahns are experiencing some of the worst inflation and price hikes in our nation’s history due to his harmful tax-and-spend agenda and costly energy policies. These directly hurt hardworking Utahns when they go to the gas pump, check out at the grocery store, and heat their homes.
“President Biden spoke tonight of America’s strength on the global stage, but his policies have unnecessarily abdicated global leadership. Late August marked one of America’s darkest chapters as we lost 13 servicemembers due to Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Both Utah and our nation continue to mourn the death of Staff Sergeant Taylor Hoover. Today, the world is watching Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. Parallel to the invasion of Crimea in 2014, the world is reminded of what Vladimir Putin is capable of when the White House projects weakness and division instead of unity and power.
“Though our country faces many challenges, the spirit and resolve of the American people will allow us to overcome if we work together. I am eager to unify Americans and offer productive solutions that restore our national power. I am using my positions on the House Natural Resources and Armed Services committees to craft policies that balance America’s checkbook, modernize our military, secure our borders, rebuild our energy independence, and regain our global dominance.”