Kansas reps applaud President's message

(WIBW) - The Kansas Congressional delegation appeared supportive of President Trump's call for unity in their first comments moments after Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, tweeted in all caps, "GREAT SPEECH TO CONGRESS AND AMERICA!"

Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, issued a statement that echoed the President's assessment of the economy.

"Our economy is growing, companies are hiring, and Kansas families are finding more money in their pocketbooks," Roberts said. “Simply put, Kansans share the president’s goal of a safe, strong and proud America."

Roberts did add that he continues to make the case to the administration about the importance of preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as vital to Kansas trade.

“We must continue this effort to bring prosperity to every corner of the country. Farmers and ranchers are still struggling with low prices and surpluses. We must aggressively pursue trade policies that increase access to new markets for these producers," Roberts said.

Earlier in the day, Roberts and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, joined 34 other Senators in sending a letter to President Trump highlighting the benefits of NAFTA.

All members of the Kansas Congressional delegation are Republican, as is the President.

Across the aisle, Democrats had a different impression. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, tweeted that the President, Vice President and House Speaker were applauding themselves for "punching working families in the gut."