Posted: Sep 20, 2013 12:26 PM by Devon Fasbinder, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Sep 20, 2013 1:41 PM
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Republican Party responded to President Barack Obama's visit to Claycomo Friday.
Chairman Ed Martin issued this statement:
"The President is attempting to pivot the discussion away from his blunders in foreign policy to try and refocus on domestic issues. The President makes his second visit to Missouri in the last three months highlighting initiatives growing the economy from the ground up, championed by Republican legislators. Republicans in Missouri led by example, in 2010 the Republican majority passed an economic development bill that saved nearly 4000 jobs at the FORD assembly plant in Claycomo. It's no wonder the President has to come to Missouri to show the success and growth of the auto industry, Detroit is bankrupt. The President is very good at making speeches and pointing fingers at everyone but himself, he based in entire first term on it. The fact is speeches don't create jobs. Unfortunately that all we ever get from the President."
President Barack Obama will recognize Missouri's auto industry Friday at his appearance at the new Ford stamping plant in Liberty.