Radio report: Republicans respond to Gov. Inslee’s State of the State Address

Sen. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, gave the response to the governor's State of the State speech, while Republican leaders met with the media to outline their priorities for the 2022 legislative session. Kimberly Wirtz reports from the state Capitol.

 Radio Report Transcript

WIRTZ: Sen. Chris Gildon gave the Republican response to the governor's State of the State speech.

GILDON: There are those who seek to divide us along any of our discernible differences. We believe the time for divisionary politics is over. It's now time for all Washingtonians to come together in common purpose around the policies that unite us.

WIRTZ: Senate Republican Leader John Braun says they have three priorities.

BRAUN: Restore public safety around our state and undo some of the things that we got wrong during the last session, we the Legislature; return affordability — just buying food or gas or housing or heating your house has become difficult for many; the last thing we need to do is work very hard on rebuilding trust.

WIRTZ: House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox says there's need for balance.

WILCOX: We need to have majorities and a governor that listens to the press, listens to the populace and listens to the minority party. Fundamentally, we're all here to keep them, who are in charge, from making mistakes. And when they don't listen, they make mistakes.

WIRTZ: I'm Kimberly Wirtz.


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