Local representatives respond to State of The Union
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
While much of the president's speech was about Congress coming together, our local representatives Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy and Democratic Congressman TJ Cox show congress is still divided.
Congressman McCarthy said the speech was a inspirational but still a good reminder of how many problems still need solutions.
As expected, the President talked about border security and the wall. But he also brought up infrastructure, medical costs, and ending HIV.
McCarthy said "He's always looked at not to fill in some image that people think, but actually being president for all Americans. He'll go places people don't think he's supposed to just because they want to put a party label on it."
On the other side, Congressman Cox says he appreciates the call to unity, but he doesn't believe it. He believes it's easily said but not realistic. In the end, Cox says he heard a lot of problems but no solutions.