RGA Chair Governor Bill Lee and Vice Chair Governor Brian Kemp Issue SOTU Response: Republican Governors Will Continue to Deliver Real Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican Governors Association Chair Governor Bill Lee and Vice Chair Governor Brian Kemp released the following responses to Joe Biden’s 2024 State of the Union Address:

“While the American people see dysfunction in Washington and face the daily consequences of failed federal policies, conservative-led states are a steady reminder that America’s best days are still ahead. We have reason to be hopeful because of states like Tennessee that are unwavering in their commitment to the fundamentals that make America the greatest country in the world – opportunity, security and freedom for all. Americans deserve a plan of action from the White House to address the worst border crisis in decades, get rampant crime under control and ease the heavy burdens of inflation that make it harder for everyday families to thrive. In the meantime, states are leading the way with conservative governing principles that drive economic prosperity, empower thriving communities and safe families, and lift up a nation where every individual has the opportunity to succeed,” said RGA Chair and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.

“What the American people saw tonight from Joe Biden was more failed leadership. Instead of using the evening as an opportunity to unite Americans, find common ground, and put forward bold solutions to our nation’s many challenges, the president chose to attack Republicans, play partisan politics, and pass the buck. No matter what he says, violent crime and human trafficking are on the rise because of his failure to take executive action to secure our southern border, Bidenomics and crushing inflation have forced 60% of American households to live paycheck to paycheck, and the American Dream is becoming less and less attainable for too many hardworking people. With dysfunction, gridlock, and partisanship running rampant in Washington D.C. and the Biden Administration asleep at the wheel, Republican governors will continue to deliver results for the people of our states, “said RGA Vice Chair and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.