Kevin Cramer

02/08/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/08/2023 01:11

Sen. Cramer State of the Union Soundbites

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) goes topic-by-topic on President Biden's 2023 State of the Union address. Excerpts and corresponding videos are below.

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Click here for Overarching Message:

"I don't know what the President set out to do tonight, but if it was to unify the country, he failed miserably. There was very little unifying language. His perception of unity is 'we all think like him' as opposed to finding common ground, meeting in the middle, compromising on things."

Click here for Economy, Inflation:

"Have you ever talked to an American outside of your own Administration? You cannot tell people you've got inflation coming down when they're paying more; you can't tell people groceries cost less when they're paying more; gasoline costs less, except they're paying more; housing is less, except they're paying more."

Click here for Energy, Business:

"Really? You think oil companies should invest billions in infrastructure you say we'll only need for ten more years?"

Click here for Southern Border:

"[President] Joe Biden loves a wide-open border. He campaigned on a wide-open border; he campaigned on at least two million illegal immigrants coming across every year. He has no plan to secure the border. He is succeeding in his plan to make the border as insecure as possible.

"He talks about fentanyl like 'we need to do more about it' - well, no kidding we need to do more about it. Build the wall. Secure the border."

Click here for Social Security:

"There's a grand total of zero Republicans I've ever heard say they want to cut social security… it's never happened, it's not going to happen."

Click here for Areas of Agreement:

  • Senator Cramer is a member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services: "I hope he's committed […] to continuing to modernize and strengthen our military."
  • Senator Cramer is a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs: "[President Biden] also talked about some programs for our veterans to help them in the workforce, find jobs for our veterans, match up their skillsets, transition from military life to civilian life, including help in the mental health field… help paying for housing. He had pretty much unanimous support in the room [on these priorities]."