The reaction to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address came down along party lines in New Mexico.
Members of the state’s all Democratic congressional delegation criticized the speech. State Republican Party leaders and candidates praised it, highlighting the economic gains made in the first three years of the Trump presidency.
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall slammed the speech as “an affront to New Mexicans who have watched his administration stack the deck for the wealthy and the special interests while attacking the health care and economic security of working families.”
Udall criticized the president’s handling of health care and trade – both issues touted by the president during the speech.