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Roy Blunt Offers SOTU Prebuttal in GOP Address

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House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is presenting the official response to next week's State of the Union address, but a top Senate Republican offered a prebuttal Saturday morning.

"When he delivers his State of the Union address this week, the President has a lot of explaining to do," Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman Roy Blunt said in the weekly GOP address.

"If all he has to offer is more of the same, or if he refuses to acknowledge that his own policies have failed to work — the President is simply doing what many failed leaders have done before him: trying to set one group of Americans against another group of Americans," the Missourian said. "We don't need more class warfare, and we don't need more interference from Washington. No government program can replace what a good job means for the future of a family."