President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address was met with mostly positive reviews from Republicans, including one Arizona congresswoman who found the speech to full of positivity and hope.
Re. Partha McSally, a Republican representative in Arizona’s District 2, says the speech “provided hope for the future.” It was both inspiring and unifying as President Trump tried to bridge the gap between the parties, she says.
“Everyone who was listening should be able to relate to something he was talking about… I really appreciated his leadership and ability to talk directly to the American people,” McSally says.
The retired military commander had high expectations that the president would speak “directly to the American people without the filter. McSally believes his remarks were sincere, and says she is proud to be a part of the accomplishments “we have worked on together.”
As to whether or not President Trump’s future plans are realistic, McSally believes they are.
“It’s time for people to stop the resistance and put aside their blinders and really come together to address these issues because there’s so much at stake and so much opportunity in front of us,” McSally says.