Here's What Our Local Congressional Members Say About The SOTU

Reaction to the State of the Union address from local members of Congress and Gov. DeSantis:

Democrat Representatives Ted Deutch and Lois Frankel complain that President Trump didn't mention what they call gun violence. 

 

Deutch tweeting "failure to address gun violence means all forms of hate are more deadly."

In a second tweet, he added that Trump's failure to do so is a "grave disappointment." 

 

Frankel referenced the Parkland school shooting and asked in a tweet, writing "How can POTUS give a State of the Union Address without addressing their loss and their pain and the gun violence epidemic that continues to tear apart communities across our nation?" 

 

Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings released a statement saying in part that the address was "nothing more than a side-show. Following two years of divisive and incompetent leadership, the President’s call for bipartisanship and unity rang profoundly hollow."

 

Republican Senator Rick Scott said he was glad to see the president express his dedication to continuing to build on economic progress.

 

Fellow GOP Senator Marco Rubio this morning tweeted that he was proud to see several of his initiatives mentioned in the president's speech.

 

Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement on Twitter, writing that the president's call for bipartisanship is not only the key to forging meaningful policies and legislation, it is also a call to our higher sense of patriotism."

In a second tweet, DeSantis applauded Trump's efforts to work with all sides in finding new solutions to our nation's challenges.

 

No reaction yet from Republican U.S. Representative Brian Mast.

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