Politics
7:25 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Yarmuth Applauds Obama's Speech

President Obama waved to the crowd Monday during his second inaugural address.
President Obama waved to the crowd Monday during his second inaugural address.

Kentucky Third District Congressman John Yarmuth says President Obama delivered a very aspirational speech Monday after his second inauguration. He says he was most impressed with Obama saying the most important question to ask is the responsibility of the federal government.

Yarmuth says gun control, climate change and immigration are all issues that must be addressed and he's expecting more details in the State of the Union speech. Yarmuth said there was a lot of excitement in the crowd with history being made and the atmosphere was much more festive than it was four years ago.

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell issued a statement following the President's speech saying Obama's second term "represents a fresh start when it comes to dealing with the great challenges of our day, especially the transcendent challenge of unsustainable federal spending and debt."

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said "there's a time to campaign and a time to govern and now's the time to work cooperatively toward the common good."