On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office announced that there would be no singular Republican response to Obama’s speech, in which he plans to announce new plans for job creation.
“Every Member of Congress, and — more importantly — the American people, will provide a reaction to the president’s address,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said Tuesday in a news release.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the GOP’s decision not to offer a formal response “disrespectful.”
“I think we’ll see if the speech deserves a response,” Blunt continued. “My guess is that the Speaker’s right. There’ll be plenty of time on Friday to respond. Let’s see what the president says on Thursday night, and then believe me, there’ll be plenty of time to respond.”