Here's what Florida politicians had to say about President Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday:
Former Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican running for president:
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican running for president:
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat:
It’s frustrating when partisanship prevents the Congress from getting things done. And it’s pretty clear that Americans are fed up with our inability to enact common-sense reforms. While we were able to get a few things passed back in December, there’s still a lot that we need to accomplish. And I will continue to do everything that I can to try to bring people together in a bipartisan way to get things done.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami:
President Obama's final State of the Union Address will be remembered not for what he said, but for what he didn’t say.
The President has failed yet again to use this opportunity to lay out a comprehensive plan to Congress and the American people on how best to defeat ISIS, and instead has opted to try to lull us into a false sense of security that is belied by the facts on the ground here in the U.S. and across the globe.
It's much the same situation with Iran: the President touted his nuclear deal with Tehran, yet what the President didn't say is that, since the deal, we have seen an increasingly bellicose regime flouting the international community, daring us to take action against its illicit behavior and then threatening to walk away from the nuclear deal if we do respond.