King Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Jan 25, 2011

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King Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

 

Washington, D.C. (Tuesday, January 25, 2011) – ­U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, today issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address: 

 

“While the President did strike an optimistic tone in his speech, it was short on specifics.  What I did not hear in the President’s speech tonight is what concerned me the most. 

 

“I had hoped to hear the President tell the American people, once and for all, that he has abandoned his plan to hold trials for 9/11 terrorists in New York or anywhere else in the United States.  Unfortunately, he failed to make this commitment.    

 

“After hearing the President make but one cursory mention of border security, while at the same time promote amnesty, I am even more convinced that the Obama Administration simply lacks a sense of urgency when it comes to securing our borders. The Obama Administration must promptly present the people of this country with a comprehensive plan to secure our borders.”

 

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