According to a Fox News report, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has been selected by the GOP to deliver the Republican response to President Biden’s State of the Union address plans to hit Joe on some old familiar weak points.
From Fox News:
Sanders, the youngest governor in the nation, will discuss how it’s time for a new generation of leadership in America. It will be pointed commentary directed at Biden, who is the oldest-serving president in United States history.
She will say that Biden is unwilling to defend our border, defend our skies, and defend our people. The bottom line of her address is that he is unfit to serve as commander-in-chief.
Sanders will highlight how the GOP is fighting in state capitals and in Washington D.C. to hold Biden accountable and supports safe communities, jobs, and freedom from the woke mob.
The governor will frame the differences between Republicans and Democrats as freedom vs. government control.
It’s not a choice between right or left, she will say. The choice is between normal or crazy — which, interestingly, is more or less how House Democratic Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., presented the divide between Republicans and Democrats in remarks last month. Of course, in Jeffries’ mind, Democrats are on “team normal” while Republicans represent “team extreme.”
Both Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell support Sanders, insisting she is the right person to lead the GOP response.
“Americans are still struggling from inflation, a border crisis, record crime, and a failing school system. As House Republicans work to fix these problems in Congress with our Commitment to America, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is addressing them head-on with her conservative agenda outside of Washington,” McCarthy said. “The youngest governor in America, Sarah is fighting on behalf of parents, small businesses, and ordinary taxpayers.”
“She is bringing new ideas for a changing future, while also applying the wisdom of the past, including from the leadership of her father, Mike [Huckabee],” he added. “She is a servant-leader of true determination and conviction. I’m thrilled Sarah will share her extraordinary story and bold vision for a better America on Tuesday. Everyone, including President Biden, should listen carefully.”
“Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the youngest Governor in the nation and a powerful advocate for the popular, commonsense conservative principles that will put our country back on a better course,” McConnell said. “The American people deserve better than Democrats’ runaway inflation, surging crime, open borders, and failing schools. I am excited for the nation to hear from Governor Sanders on Tuesday and witness a sharp contrast with this exhausted and failing Administration.”
TONIGHT: Hear Governor @SarahHuckabee respond to Joe Biden’s failed State of the Union.
She will speak for all Republicans and deliver solutions to the crises Biden has created.
Don’t miss it. pic.twitter.com/3zkRklEi9Y
— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) February 7, 2023