COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Branch County’s representative in the U.S. House continues to have mixed feelings about President Obama's State of the Union speech this week. Republican Tim Walberg says he heard a few things he liked, that we definitely want to have clean air and clean water, we definitely want to see our troops home and win the war on terror and have our deficit reduced and grow the economy.
But Walberg also told us he heard a few things he didn't care for, particularly when it came to citing the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut when discussing gun control. He was critical of the President, claiming he used Congress as a cheering section, whipping up a frenzy as it were. Walberg called that situation absolutely unseemly and suggests it was received by a majority on the floor that night, and by a number of democrats as well, as not appropriate. Going forward, he says hashing out a national budget is a priority.