In Case you Missed It: Rep. Lamborn (R-CO) Chat

Last night, nearly 2,000 people joined our live State of the Union chat with Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO). Joining Rep. Lamborn was his wife and members of his congressional staff, along with several members of Heritage Action.

As you may recall, Rep. Lamborn made the headlines earlier this week for his refusal to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address. He began the chat by reiterating why he was not attending:

“I declined to attend the SOTU in order to send a clear message that I do not support the policies of President Obama, but respect him and the office. These include his recent “recess appointments” to the NLRB and newly-created Consumer Protection Board, the rejection of the Keystone, draconian cuts to defense, and deficit spending.”

As the President began his speech rhetoric about “fairness,” which, in his mind, means taking from one group of people who earned their money and giving it to a group who did not, Rep. Lamborn asked a poignant question:

“Is it fair to ask any American, rich or poor, to give up their hard earned money so you can waste it on things like Solyndra? And that is just one example of the rampant waste of taxpayer dollars.”

We won’t give away all the details, so click here to read the entire chat and untangle the spin of the State of the Union!

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