President Trump Delivers Inspiring State of the Union Speech Urging Unity and Results

Wilsonville, OR – This evening, the Oregon Republican Party released this statement following President Trump's State of the Union speech.

PLACEHOLDER IMAGE “President Trump delivered an inspiring State of the Union address chronicling the many great accomplishments of the past two years, especially the best economy and lowest jobless rate in 50 years, and laid out a compelling vision of what more can be accomplished if Congress chooses greatness over gridlock, results over resistance, and vision over vengeance,” stated Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier. “The speech was a celebration of what the President’s policies have done for all Americans, especially women, African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.”

"The President also made a powerful case for ending the nation’s urgent security and humanitarian crisis at its southern border. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, the Democrats, and the entire nation finally heard why a properly constructed barrier at the border works and will lead to a dramatic decline in illegal entry and in the horrific gang violence, human smuggling, and violent crime that once plagued San Diego and El Paso before walls were constructed there."

Oregon 3rd District Congressman Earl Blumenauer once again skipped the speech, while Oregon 1st District Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici spent most of the speech frowning, together with a cadre of white jacket partisan colleagues, even during parts of the speech emphasizing shared, universal American values and bipartisan cooperation.

“Sadly, we're not sure if Oregon’s Democratic delegation heard the message of compromise and cooperation - or even wanted to hear it. However, Oregonians heard the President’s message and they deserve representation in Congress that seeks to work together with Republicans and the President to find bipartisan solutions to the challenges that face everyday citizens, instead of political grandstanding.”

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. Its Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.

Tuesday 02/02/19 – 9:00 PM PT
Contact: ORP Communications Director – (503) 902-4671