Presidential candidate Doug Burgum issues statement following President’s address

(Bismarck, ND) – North Dakota Governor and United States Presidential candidate Doug Burgum released the following statement Thursday after President Joe Biden’s address to the nation from the Oval Office in Washington, DC.

“Americans must remember that Joe Biden’s failed policies and weakness are the cause of these calamitous conflicts across the globe. His disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan was among the first signals to brutal dictators around the world that the Biden Administration’s irresponsible foreign policy is based on weakness and appeasement,” Burgum said. “Biden’s anti-US energy policies that ensured Western Europe remained dependent on Russian energy served as a green light for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.”

Burgum continued, “Then Biden failed to enforce oil export bans on Iran and funneled $6 billion for 5 hostages to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and key supporter of Hamas. Less than a month later, Hamas inflicted a terrorist attack against Israel that also killed and kidnapped more Americans. Joe Biden is making a world where Americans are less prosperous and less safe. The blood spilled in places like Israel and Ukraine are a stain on Joe Biden that America should never forget.”