WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address:

“President Biden spoke for 62 minutes and didn’t say the one word Americans should’ve heard: sorry. 

“On Inauguration Day, President Biden promised that he would admit when he made mistakes, but he’s broken that promise almost daily for fourteen months.  Tonight, he refused to admit that his far left policies have wrecked the economy and decimated America’s reputation on the world stage.  We needed solutions, but instead, we got excuses as he tried to convince the American people that the weakened state of our union was inevitable. 

“But the American people are not stupid.  They know that the Biden Administration welcomed a crime crisis with open border policies and dangerous slogans like ‘defund the police.’  They know that spending trillions of dollars won’t curb inflation.  They know that Vladmir Putin watched what happened in Afghanistan and saw his opportunity in Ukraine.  They know that they are less free, less secure and less prosperous than they were fourteen months ago, and they know that President Biden is responsible for it.

“The American people deserve a president who will say ‘sorry’ when he should and who won’t make the same mistake twice.  They deserve better than what President Biden gave them tonight.”