Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders characterized President Joe Biden as too old and too cozy with the “awakened” and “crazy” segments of the Democratic Party, in Tuesday night’s Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union address.
‘At 40 years old, I am the youngest governor in the country. At 80, he is the oldest president in American history,” Trump’s former White House press secretary said. “I am the first woman to lead my state. He’s the first man to surrender his presidency to an awake mob that can’t even tell you what a woman is.”
Sanders — addressing the country from Little Rock — leaned heavily on culture war themes, including Biden being part of the “radical left,” which teaches kids to “hate each other because of their race.”
“Whether Joe Biden believes this madness or is just too weak to resist it, his administration has been completely hijacked by the radical left,” she claimed. The dividing line in America is no longer right or left. The choice is between normal or crazy.’
Sanders, who was sworn in last month, highlighted her own culture war struggles since taking office — banning the use of the term “LatinX,” which doesn’t specify gender, and signing an executive order banning the teaching of “Critical Race Theory.” ,” which conservatives say they reject because it demonizes all whites.
Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders characterized President Joe Biden as too old and too cozy with the “awakened” and “crazy” segments of the Democratic Party, in Tuesday night’s Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union address
Sanders got one of the hardest jobs in politics: giving a speech responding to a State of the Union that she wouldn’t be able to access ahead of time because she would be responding to what a president said about the opposing side
Sanders also pointed out how she was doing away with remaining COVID mandates.
“Americans want common sense from their leaders, but in Washington the Biden administration is acting crazy again,” she claimed.
Sanders also blamed Biden for the border crisis, highlighting last week’s Chinese spy balloon fiasco, which ended Saturday when the device was hit by a missile over the South Carolina coastline.
Republicans were annoyed that the president allowed the balloon to fly over most of the mainland US, while Biden said he ordered the balloon shot down almost immediately but was advised by military officials to wait until it hadn’t landed. used to be.
Sanders called the president’s “refusal to face China” a top adversary, “dangerous and unacceptable.”
President Biden is unwilling to defend our border, our airspace and our people. He is unfit to serve as commander in chief,” she said.
“And as you reap the consequences of their failures, the Biden administration seems more interested in waking fantasies than the harsh realities Americans face every day,” she continued. “Most Americans just want to live in freedom and peace, but we are under attack in a leftist culture war that we didn’t start and never wanted to fight.”
“Every day we are told to participate in their rituals, salute their flags and worship their false idols,” she added. “Big government all the while conspires with Big Tech to take away the most American thing there is: your freedom of speech.”
She said it wasn’t normal.
“It’s crazy and it’s wrong,” Sanders said.
She sprinkled anecdotes throughout her 14-minute speech — considered one of the hardest in politics to deliver, as those charged with crafting a State of the Union response never see what the opposing president’s president is up to to say.
Sanders shared that she and her mother both survived cancer – and that her mother’s cancer may have prevented her from having children.
“The daughter she was never going to have has just been sworn in as the new governor of Arkansas, and she’s speaking to you tonight,” Sanders said.
While Sanders spoke of the need for a “new generation of Republican leadership,” she also spoke fondly of her time in the service of former President Donald Trump.
She concluded her speech by talking about their secret Christmas trip to Iraq in 2018.
“They had absolutely no idea that the President and First Lady were about to walk into that room,” she recalled of the military. “And when they did—it was a sight, a scene, and a sound I hope to never forget.”
The room exploded. Men and women of every race, religion and region, every political party, every demographic you can imagine, began chanting in perfect harmony over and over again: ‘USA, US, US,’ she said. “It was a perfect picture of what makes our country great.”