FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Joe Hunter
STATEMENT FROM GOV. GARY JOHNSON REACTING TO
TONIGHT’S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Sept. 26, 2016, New York, NY -- The following statement was released this evening by Gov. Gary Johnson reacting to tonight’s presidential debate:
“I heard Donald Trump describing a country I don’t recognize, and I heard Hillary Clinton writing checks we can’t possibly cash.
I suspect a great many of the millions who watched the debate did so in the hope that they would be inspired. With the possible exception of partisans on the extremes, I also suspect they were disappointed.
Americans don’t want their children and grandchildren to inherit a $20 trillion debt, and they didn’t hear anything tonight that will keep that from happening. Ms. Clinton and Mr. Trump are afraid to tell the truth about spending. It’s easier to just promise more of it and send the next generation the tab.
Americans believe in the Constitution and the protections it’s supposed to provide. Mr. Trump appears willing to ‘frisk’ those protections away if they get in the way of his version of fixing things. There was a time when Republicans believed in free trade and creating jobs through growth, not protectionism. What happened to that?
Our military men and women and their families deserve leadership they can trust to not send them into harm’s way to intervene in conflicts they can’t possibly resolve and which may or may not have a clear U.S. interest. They didn’t get any reassurance tonight. Americans want our military to protect us, not put their lives on the line to chase someone’s agenda.
We deserve better, but what we saw tonight was a promise that the bickering, the pandering and the polarization will continue. America is already great. It’s great leaders we are lacking, and I don’t think we found them on the stage tonight.
Maybe that's why Google searches for Gary Johnson are off the charts right now.”