Thursday, August 11, 2022
Majority Whip Clyburn Responds to State of the Union Address
By Sentinel News Service
Published February 6, 2020

  U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (File photo)

U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today in response to the State of the Union address:

“Tonight’s address demonstrated that our President is out of touch and out of time.

“America is not experiencing a ‘great comeback.’ America has always been great. Our challenge is ensuring our country’s greatness is accessible and affordable for all.


“This President has betrayed the trust of working families and farmers. He has pursued policies that benefit the wealthy elite and incited trade wars that hurt people who make America truly great.

“A vital source of American greatness has always been the contributions of immigrants. Instead of continuing this tradition, this President has chosen to enact cruel and self-defeating immigration policies, snatching children from their parents and caging them at the border, and banning immigrants from Muslim and African nations.

“America’s economy is great because President Obama worked with this Congress to bring our nation back from the brink of economic depression. Yet Republicans have increased the deficit to historic levels and maintain their threat to cut America’s greatest safety nets, Medicare and Social Security, to pay for their tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations.

“America needs effective leadership that doesn’t keep looking backward but moves our country forward. House Democrats have passed legislation that will make our country’s greatness accessible and affordable to all.  We encourage the Senate and the President to join us in this effort.”


Categories: National | News | Political
Tags: | | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!

Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
89 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.

Daily Brief

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:


LA Watts Times

© 2022 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »