Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement after President Biden's address to the Joint Session of Congress:
“At his Inauguration, President Biden called for national unity while stressing that he would be a president for all Americans – not just those who supported him. To date, these words have rung hollow. The Biden White House has focused most of its energy on forcing through aspects of the left-wing wish list, either by executive order or partisan legislation, while stonewalling most Republican ideas and input. Tonight’s announcement of a new, dramatic, and costly expansion of the welfare state – paid for by massive tax increases – is yet another example of this hyper-partisan approach that the Biden administration has deployed since January.
“I do not expect to agree with President Biden on most policy issues. But there are areas we can work together, including rebuilding our roads and bridges, expanding firearm background checks, and forging new free trade agreements. I have made this clear to the president and his team and I hope he will take me and other Republicans who have done the same up on our offers.”