Cornyn: A ‘Broad, Welcoming Vision’
WASHINGTON – Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed President Trump’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress last night. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here.
“I think it's safe to say that the President had an extraordinary night last night, and that's not just a view from a partisan, but I think on a bipartisan basis people were enormously impressed by the vision that the President laid out.”
“He laid out a broad, welcoming vision of some of the things he wants to accomplish, but did so in a way that welcomed Democrats and bipartisan support to help make that progress for the American people.”
“He articulated an optimistic vision and a new direction for the country. This election, like the election back in 2008, was a change election.”
“The American people made clear they wanted to get back in the game when they elected President Trump in November.”
“I'm grateful that this Administration believes in the importance of keeping promises. We've already seen the President keep his promises to help rein in overreaching regulations, his commitment to reforming the tax code that he talked about last night so the economy can grow again and we can all benefit, and his commitment to repealing and replacing the failed experiment of Obamacare.”
“These aren't just talking points. These are promises he's already begun delivering on.”
“At a time when our country faces innumerable threats from all around the world, including terrorism here at home, I appreciate the fact the President is committed to doing what it takes to restore our national security, to protect our borders, and to restore the rule of law.”
“What America needs, and what my constituents in Texas call, write, and ask me about all the time, is a way forward that delivers security to our people, encourages prosperity for everyone, and instills confidence in the job creators and investors so that we can enjoy a new era of prosperity for all our people.”
“I'm confident that President Trump, working closely with Congress, can deliver on these and many more promises he's made to the American people. And it's obvious to me from his comments last night that he is welcoming and inviting our Democratic colleagues to stop the resistance, stop the obstruction, but actually come join us to help move the country forward.”
Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.