Wyoming delegation reacts to State of the Union

WYOMING – The Wyoming delegation responded to President Joe Biden’s April 28 State of the Union address with their own individual critiques and one consensus – discontent with Biden’s first 100 days in office.

The senior representative, Sen. John Barrasso, released a pre-recorded video shortly after Biden’s speech to the joint session of Congress.

“President Biden’s speech tonight underscored why his first 100 days have been so bad for America. His socialist spending sprees and attacks on good energy jobs are hiking taxes and pushing people in Wyoming into unemployment,” he said.

Barrasso went on to say that instead of embracing bipartisanship, he “turned over the keys to the White House” to the progressive wings of the Democratic Party.

“Republicans will continue our fight against the radical, dangerous and scary policies the Biden administration is trying to force through Congress,” Barrasso said. “The American people and families across Wyoming are counting on it.”

Sen. Cynthia Lummis responded to Biden’s address to the joint session with a simple paragraph that addressed that national debt, education and energy.

Lummis said Biden has “started a war on American energy,” and accused the president of trying to pass the “Green New Deal under the guise of infrastructure.”

The junior senator said the country cannot afford Biden’s education entitlements and the proposed taxes to pay for those entitlements would “do more to wreck our economy than to foot the bill.”

Lummis also called Biden out for his lack of bipartisanship.

“This does a sad disservice to the people of Wyoming, and our grandchildren will quite literally have to pay for it,” she said.

Rep. Liz Cheney issued a full statement also stating that Biden’s first 100 days in office was bad for Wyoming and bad for America.

Cheney echoed Barrasso’s sentiment that the far-left fringes of the Democrat Party are driving new policies to grow the size and scope of the federal government. Cheney went further, stating that as a result of those policies, hardworking taxpayers across Wyoming would send more of their incomes to Washington, D.C.

“He did not provide any specifics that would solve the border crisis that he created, doubled-down on the weak national security policies that will embolden our adversaries and make our country less safe and vowed to continue his administration’s heartless energy policies that will destroy jobs and livelihoods for families in Wyoming and across America,” Cheney said.

Cheney referenced Biden’s inaugural speech where he promised unity and bipartisanship. She said the president has since turned his back on that goal.

“I will fight back against these dangerous plans and always stand up for the interests of our state and for the constitutional values that we hold dear,” she said.