Sanders Statement on the State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12  – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address:

“President Obama raised some enormously important points regarding the long-term future of our country – much I agreed with. Not only can we effectively combat climate change, we can create good paying jobs. Yes, we have to destroy ISIS, but we must do so through a coalition, and we cannot get bogged down in perpetual warfare in the quagmire of the Middle East.

“I also appreciated the president’s point that we need more civil politics, that we need to get big money out of politics, and that at a time of tremendous wealth and income inequality we must revitalize American democracy.”