President Barack Obama gave his final State of The Union address on Tuesday night. Louisiana leaders promptly responded. See their reactions.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise:
The Metairie Republican had harsh words for Obama’s speech.
“Instead of offering real solutions to the challenges facing hard-working taxpayers, President Obama delivered more of the same divisive big government, ‘Washington-knows-best,’ talking points we’ve heard since he was first sworn in,” Scalise said. Watch the full video of his response here.
U.S. Sen. David Vitter:
Republican Vitter, who has announced that he won’t seek reelection this fall, also rebuked Obama’s speech.
“Very impressive words. The problem is the enormous gap between those words and reality. I’m particularly alarmed at how the President continued to trivialize, even deny the threat of radical Islamic terrorism,” Vitter said in a statement.
U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy:
“The President will soon cease to be important to our country with his legacy being failed policies. The challenge for us going forward is to pick up the pieces of his foreign policy, make healthcare affordable after Obamacare and help grow our economy to create jobs,” Cassidy said in a statement.