Tuesday on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed that night's State of the Union address and what he would like to hear from President Biden on the many crises affecting Texans, including inflation, violent crime, and the crisis at the southern border. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“This evening, President Biden will deliver his second State of the Union address.” 

“Families in Texas and across the country are still being battered by inflation.”

“Public safety remains a matter of serious public concern.”

“Then there’s the failed policies at the border, which have led to a humanitarian and public health crisis.”

“We’re all eager to know how President Biden will broach all of these topics this evening. Will he simply try to gloss over his claimed successes and ignore his failures? Will he try to blame Republicans for the current state of our country, even though Democrats controlled all the levers of government for the last two years? Or will he finally acknowledge the many problems that proliferated under his leadership and get serious about solutions?”

“One of the most critical areas where we need to see real leadership is the current border crisis, which has been raging since President Biden took office two years ago.”

“Last fiscal year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection logged nearly 2.4 million border crossings, shattering the previous record.”

“The President has not offered a single serious plan to address this crisis.”

“Now that he no longer enjoys a majority in the House and the Senate, but now has a divided Congress, I hope he’s candid enough to acknowledge that the only way we’re going to be able to solve some of these problems is to finally work together to do so.”

“The American people deserve to hear the President explain his plan to address each of these looming challenges, and I hope he does so tonight.”