EXCERPTS: Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa Will Deliver Republican Address to the Nation

WASHINGTON D.C. — Tonight, Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-IA) will deliver the Republican Address to the Nation following the President’s remarks to the joint session of Congress. Below are excerpts from the Address:

On President Biden and Democrats sending us back in time:

Instead of moving America forward, it feels like President Biden and his party have sent us back in time to the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. When runaway inflation was hammering families, a violent crime wave was crashing on our cities, and the Soviet army was trying to redraw the world map.

On the Biden Administration’s foreign policy failures:

The disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal did more than cost American lives; it betrayed our allies and emboldened our enemies.

North Korea is testing missiles again at an alarming rate, the Speaker of the House recently warned our Olympic athletes not to speak out against China, and now Russia has launched an unprovoked full-scale military invasion of Ukraine—an attack on democracy, freedom, and the rule of law.

Now all Americans must stand united in solidarity with the brave people of Ukraine as they courageously defend their country against Putin’s tyranny. As they fight for their freedom.

On inflation:

The Biden Administration believes inflation is “a high-class problem.” I can tell you it’s an everybody problem. I saw moms’ and dads’ paychecks buy them less and less. I watched working people choosing which essentials to take home and which ones to leave behind at the register. And now President Biden’s decisions have a whole new generation feeling that same pain.

On keeping schools open and empowering parents:

That’s why Iowa was the first state in the nation to require that schools open their doors. I was attacked by the left; I was attacked by the media. But it wasn’t a hard choice. It was the right choice.

And keeping schools open is only the start of the pro-parent, pro-family revolution that Republicans are leading in Iowa and states across this country.

Republicans believe that parents matter. It was true before the pandemic and has never been more important to say out loud: Parents Matter.

They have a right to know, and to have a say in, what their kids are being taught.