A day after President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union Address, Minnesota U.S. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are weighing in.
First District Republican Congressman Jim Hagedorn is hopeful Democrats will take President Trump’s call for unity seriously and said, “From what I’ve seen out here the Democratic Party is mostly about resisting the President. Trying to investigate and replace the President and then move us way far to the left of even Barack Obama with extreme socialist policies. That’s what they are offering. Now let’s see if they do come to the table.”
He also called for legislators to, “Move forward in areas of securing our country, offering up the economic opportunity and protecting our God-given U.S. constitutional rights. And the President talked in great themes… freedom, liberty, free enterprise.”
Meanwhile, Democrat U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is giving President Trump credit for some beautiful rhetoric and paying tribute to some wonderful heroes during his State of the Union Address Tuesday night. But said the president does not live up to the level of those heroes.
He was honoring these incredible heroes, rightfully so, but each of these heroes had risen to the occasion in their own time,” she said, “Whether they were soldiers, whether they were officers they rose to the occasion and he hasn’t done that.”
During the speech, Trump said, “If there is going to be Peace and legislation there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way.”
Klobuchar said it bothered her that he warned Congress about investigating him because, “You think about the challenges in front of us right now. The challenges of law and order when it comes to those investigations and that he was calling them partisan and our Republican colleagues were clapping while the Mueller investigation is coming to a head.”