Next week, President Joe Biden will be giving his State of the Union address which will be directly followed by an opposition response by the Republican Party.

Today, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced that Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds will be delivering the Republican Address from Des Moines.

In a release from the Office of the Governor, Leader McConnell said Republican governors have been fighting hard for families, and Reynolds' leadership  “put her right at the front of that pack”.

“She fought COVID without forgetting common sense and protected Iowans’ health and their rights at the same time. She’s defended kids and parents with laws that have kept students in classrooms and woke propaganda out. She has even taken action to address our border crisis while the Biden Administration makes it worse. I am thrilled the American people will hear directly from Gov. Reynolds. The President and his team should take notes,” Leader McConnell said.

In the release, Reynolds said that she looks forward to sharing her thoughts on what’s been happening.

"Republican Governors across America are leading the charge in defending liberty and securing unmatched economic prosperity in our states. The Biden Administration is governing from the far-left, ignoring the problems of working-class Americans while pushing an agenda that stifles free speech, free thought, and economic freedom. The American people have had enough, but there is an alternative and that's what I look forward to sharing on Tuesday evening,” said Governor Reynolds.

According to the United States Senate, the first official, televised opposition response to the President’s State of the Union was in 1966 Senator Everett Dirksen (R-IL) and Representative Gerald R. Ford (R-MI) critiqued President Lyndon Johnson’s message.

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