Statement from U.S. Representative Rick Larsen</A

Jan 23, 2007


Washington, D.C. - Tonight, U.S. Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union address:

 “The American people want a new direction for our country. The Democrats have set America on a new course. Tonight, the President had the opportunity to join us.  He did not take that opportunity.”

“Tonight, the President had the chance to be bold.  He didn’t take it.”

“The President could have committed to work with Congress to bring real change for working families in this country. He didn’t do it.”

“The President could have been bold in confronting global warming. He wasn’t. His remarks amounted to too little, too late.”

“The American people have made it clear that they do not want an escalation of the Iraq war. Tonight, the president again made it clear that he has not heard us, that he does not understand our frustration and our concern. The President has promised us a new approach, but more troops does not equal a new way forward.”