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Hirono Statement on the President’s Joint Address

Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on the President’s Joint Address to Congress:

“With this President, I pay attention to what he does more than what he says because in his first month in office, Donald Trump’s actions have not lived up to the clichés he delivered tonight.


“He stands by executive orders that have spread fear and chaos throughout the country. Tonight he called for repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with rhetoric. He also clearly called for school vouchers, and in this he has the right Education Secretary who does not believe in public education. For all his rhetoric about national security and American interests, he had absolutely nothing to say about getting to the bottom of Russian interference with our democracy.


“No matter what the President said tonight, I remain resolved to resist his dangerous, divisive actions.”