RJC Response to President Biden’s State of the Union 2023

Washington, DC – The Republican Jewish Coalition released the following statement from National Chairman Senator Norm Coleman and CEO Matt Brooks:

Make no mistake: American families are poorer and the United States is weaker under the feckless Presidency of Joe Biden.

Soaring inflation has risen a staggering 13% since Joe Biden was elected, pushing hard-working American families to the financial brink, with 4 in 10 Americans saying they are worse off financially since Joe Biden was elected – the highest percentage on record.

On the world stage, from Afghanistan to Iran, from China to Russia, adversaries of the United States are emboldened, and threatening the security of our friends and allies.

Importantly, on issues of primary concern to the Jewish community, such as rising antisemitism, Joe Biden conveniently ignored the fact that, just last week, every single Democrat in the House of Representatives voted to defend notorious antisemite Ilhan Omar and keep her on the critical Foreign Affairs Committee.

Joe Biden has been a creature of Washington, D.C. for 50 years, so it’s no surprise that his State of the Union address was yet another tone-deaf exercise in fact-spinning to fit a grossly out-of-touch narrative that Americans living outside of D.C. are sick and tired of hearing.

With House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and newly-elected House Republican leadership, we have an opportunity to turn this country around and deliver on a bright, robust Commitment to America with: “an economy that’s strong, a nation that’s safe, a future that’s built on freedom, and a government that’s accountable.”