Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) released the following statement in response to the President's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:
"Americans watched this evening feeling the tremors of an unstable world all around them. Whether their job, their quality of life, the defense of our nation, or the outlook of our country, the future feels shaky. Whether or not the President's speech tonight resonated, may very well depend on the listener. But despite our differences, I believe that the American people collectively understand the first step to restoring stable ground may be to find the first step of consensus. While this step may be elusive, I am convinced we can and must find it."