Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul had decidedly partisan views of the state of the nation after President Biden’s Tuesday address during a joint session of Congress.
U.S. Senate Republican Leader McConnell said Americans view the direction of our nation much differently than the president.
“I was looking at a survey today that said only 13% of the American people thought the state of the union was ‘strong.’ That means they don’t like the way things are going,” McConnell said.
“The border is open… crime is rampant… inflation is through the roof… in fact, the only that that’s come down lately was the Chinese balloon – thanks to our great military,” he continued. “But even then, after allowing it to traverse the entire country and survey many sensitive sites.
“It’s no wonder the American people are dissatisfied. The President did the best that he could do to try to convince people otherwise. I think it was largely a failed effort.”
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, had a similar take on the President’s address.
Paul’s take came via Twitter, where he questioned new job numbers, as well as the Chinese spy balloon.
“President Biden congratulates himself for new jobs – Americans know that many of those were their second or third jobs struggling to pay for gas and food,” Paul said. “He brags about economic growth, but Americans are looking down at the interest on mortgages and cars, and their higher bills.”