Arkansas’ Republican Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders hit a home run last night when she gave the GOP rebuttal to Democrat President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday night.
Sanders nuked Biden and the Democrats during her address, at one point saying the president is “unfit to serve as commander-in-chief” because he is “unwilling to defend our border, defend our skies, and defend our people.”
Gov. @SarahHuckabee: “Biden is unwilling to defend our border, defend our skies, and defend our people. He is simply unfit to serve as commander in chief.” pic.twitter.com/5HqgDF8I69
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 8, 2023
Sanders also roasted Biden and the Democrats on a number of issues that are hurting everyday Americans.
She came down heavily on the administration’s tax policies burdening Americans who are already struggling with decades-high inflation.
Sanders said: “Good evening. I’m Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“Being a mom to three young children taught me not to believe every story I hear.
“So forgive me for not believing much of anything I heard tonight from President Biden.
“From out-of-control inflation and violent crime to the dangerous border crisis and threat from China, Biden and the Democrats have failed you.
“They know it. And you know it. It’s time for a change.
“Tonight, let us reaffirm our commitment to a timeless American idea: that government exists not to rule the people, but to serve the people.
“Democrats want to rule us with more government control, but that is not who we are.
“America is the greatest country the world has ever known because we are the freest country the world has ever known, with a people who are strong and resilient.
“Five months ago, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
“It was a hard time for our family, particularly for our kids – Scarlett, Huck, and George – but we kept our faith and persevered.
“Thanks to exceptional doctors here in Arkansas, a successful surgery, and the grace of God, I am cancer-free.
“Through it all, I couldn’t help but think about my mom.
“She was 20 years old and in her first year of marriage when she was diagnosed with spinal cancer.
“The doctors told her she might not live.
“If she did live, they said she’d never walk again, and if she did walk, she’d definitely never have children.
“The daughter she was told she’d never have was just sworn in as the new Governor of Arkansas and is speaking to you tonight.
“Adversity and fear of the unknown can paralyze us, but faith propels us to charge boldly ahead.
“We can’t stand still in the face of great challenges.
“You and I were put on this earth for such a time as this to charge boldly ahead.
“I’ll be the first to admit, President Biden and I don’t have a lot in common. I’m for freedom. He’s for government control. At 40, I’m the youngest governor in the country. At 80, he’s the oldest president in American history.
“I’m the first woman to lead my state. He’s the first man to surrender his presidency to a woke mob that can’t even tell you what a woman is.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “We are under attack in a left wing culture war…Every day we are told we must partake in their rituals, salute their flags, and worship their false idols…That’s not normal. It’s crazy, and it’s wrong.”
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) February 8, 2023
“In the radical left’s America, Washington taxes you and lights your hard-earned money on fire, but you get crushed with high gas prices, empty grocery shelves, and our children are taught to hate one another on account of their race, but not to love one another or our great country.
“Whether Joe Biden believes this madness or is simply too weak to resist it, his administration has been completely hijacked by the radical left.
“The dividing line in America is no longer between right or left.
“The choice is between normal or crazy.
“It is time for a new generation of Republican leadership. Upon taking office just a few weeks ago I signed Executive Orders to ban CRT, racism, and indoctrination in our schools, eliminate the use of the derogatory term ‘Latinx’ in our government, repealed COVID orders, and said never again to authoritarian mandates, and shutdowns.
“Americans want common sense from their leaders, but in Washington, the Biden administration is doubling down on crazy.
“President Biden inherited the fastest economic recovery on record.
“The most secure border in history.
“Cheap abundant, home-grown energy. Fast-rising wages. A rebuilt military.
“And a world that was stable and at peace. But over the last two years, Democrats destroyed it all.
“Despite Democrats’ trillions in reckless spending and mountains of debt, we now have the worst border crisis in American history.
“As a mom, my heart breaks for every parent who has lost a son or daughter to addiction. 100,000 Americans a year are now killed from drug overdoses, largely from fentanyl pouring in across our southern border.
“Yet the Biden administration refuses to secure the border and save American lives.
“And after years of Democrat attacks on law enforcement and calls to ‘defund the police, violent criminals roam free, while law-abiding families live in fear.
“Beyond our border, from Afghanistan to Ukraine, from North Korea to Iran, President Biden’s weakness puts our nation and the world at risk.
“And the President’s refusal to stand up to China, our most formidable adversary, is dangerous and unacceptable.
“President Biden is unwilling to defend our border, defend our skies, and defend our people.
“He is unfit to serve as commander-in-chief.
“And while you reap the consequences of their failures, the Biden administration seems more interested in woke fantasies than the hard reality Americans face every day.
“Most Americans simply want to live their lives in freedom and peace, but we are under attack in a left-wing culture war we didn’t start and never wanted to fight.
“Every day, we are told that we must partake in their rituals, salute their flags, and worship their false idols…all while big government colludes with Big Tech to strip away the most American thing there is—your Freedom of speech.
“That’s not normal. It’s crazy, and it’s wrong.
“Make no mistake: Republicans will not surrender this fight.
“We will lead with courage and do what’s right, not what’s politically correct or convenient.
“Republicans believe in an America where strong families thrive in safe communities.
“Where jobs are abundant, and paychecks are rising.
“Where the freedom our veterans shed their blood to defend is the birthright of every man, woman, and child.
“These are the principles Republican governors are fighting for.
“And in Washington under the leadership of Senate Republicans and Speaker Kevin McCarthy, we will hold the Biden administration accountable.”
I love this review of SOTU response delivered by @SarahHuckabee https://t.co/Z1X0knQ4y1
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) February 8, 2023
I am so proud of my Governor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Wow. What a speech. Thanks, Sarah.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) February 8, 2023