Linda Sánchez Statement on Trump Address to Joint Session of Congress

February 28, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, released a statement following President Donald Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress:

“The president’s address tonight was simply surreal. The rhetoric does not match reality. Instead of uniting our country, since the first day of his Presidency, Donald Trump has used fear and mistrust to divide this country. What we have seen from this president is one divisive and destructive executive order after another. Not a single one will actually help Americans get a job or make more money.

“We all know that talk is cheap. The American people are waiting and watching to see if the president will deliver on the promises he has made. If he is truly serious about keeping all of the commitments he made tonight to the American people, then he needs to stop attacking minority groups and start bringing our country together. And it begins with his actions.

“I am a firm believer that we all do better when everyone has an equal opportunity. Until I see the president and Congressional Republicans walk away from the divisive politics of fear and blame, I will not be convinced that they truly have the best interests of our entire country at heart.”