I’ll have more commentary about this later, but in case y’all didn’t catch it, here is Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s (R-WA) Republican response to the President’s Weekly message. It’s basically the usual Republican talking points about reigning in spending (without any mention of the costly wars and military interventions that hog up so much of the national budget).
Congresswoman Herrera Beutler also does do this weird furrowing of her brows when talking about spending. I guess that’s for dramatic effect. One thing to note, she talks a lot about small business and the private sector, but according to her Wikipedia page, it looks like she has pretty much been a government employee throughout her career: