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Here’s how New Jersey’s Congressional delegation reacted to Trump’s State of the Union

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a Congress and a nation sharply divided by impeachment and used his State of the Union address to extol a “Great American Comeback” on his watch. That’s just three years after he took office decrying a land of “American carnage” under his predecessor

The partisan discord in Washington was on vivid display Tuesday as the first president to campaign for reelection after being impeached vigorously made his case for another term: Republican legislators chanted “Four More Years.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy of Trump’s speech as he ended the address. Here’s how New Jersey’s congressional delegation reacted:


Sen. Bob Menendez:

“Tonight, President Trump had an opportunity to show the American people that he understands right from wrong, and he failed.  He failed to display any contrition for what even some Republicans have called “inappropriate” actions — soliciting foreign interference in our election, subverting our national security interests and undermining our democracy.  He failed to demonstrate that he’s learned anything about the rule of law, our system of checks and balances, and what it means to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Sen. Cory Booker:

Rep. Donald Norcross

Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Rep. Frank Pallone

Rep. Tom Malinowski

Rep. Bill Pascrell

Rep. Donald Payne Jr.

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

Reps. Jeff Van Dew, Andy Kim, Chris Smith, Albio Sires, Mikie Sherrill had no public comment at the time this article was published. This post will be updated as NJTV News receives statements.