Lee on president’s inaugural address

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Sen. Mike Lee released the following statement on the president’s second inaugural address:

“The beginning of a second term has historically been an opportunity for the president to signal a willingness to move past political divisions and unite all Americans for the common good.

“As Ronald Reagan said in his second inaugural address, ‘For all our problems, for all our differences, we are together as of old’.

“Unfortunately for the country, on a day when the president should speak with a unifying voice for all Americans, his inaugural speech was, instead, a disappointing reprise of his divisive campaign rhetoric. Rather than define us as a nation, he chose to divide us as a people. This is not the approach of a leader attempting to find solutions to problems but rather the tactics of a partisan trying to pick political fights. His vision for the next four years is clear: defend a broken system, ignore the fiscal crisis, and drive future generations further into debt.”

Submitted by: The offices of Sen. Mike Lee

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  • Ron January 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    What a surprise! I thought Senator Lee was going to say he loved the speech and was looking forward to pitching in and helping make this a better, more caring nation.

  • Tom Smith January 22, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    A tea party republican calling President Obma divisive???!!!! I think Mikey has a mouthful of sour grapes.

  • Katelyn January 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I’m disappointed in this statement made by Senator Lee. Now is the time to look to the future-not for bitterness.

    • D Rex January 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Even Hatch showed more class than Lee with his comments, and Hatch never agrees with President Obama. I’m wondering, though, what has Lee done for this country? All I ever hear from him is his constant bitching about Democrats and President Obama.

  • Kevin Allen January 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Was this guy even awake? Utah this is who you voted into office? He’s an idiot!

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