Members of the Republican Governors Association joined “Hannity” on Wednesday for a town hall event, in which host Sean Hannity asked them how they are dealing with President Biden after not instituting coronavirus lockdowns seen in Democrat-led states like Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, California and New Jersey.
One member of the RGA, Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, noted that she never shut down her state or ordered businesses closed, because she wanted to “trust” her constituents to do what was right for their personal lives.
Hannity went on to ask New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds how they feel about their constituents’ tax dollars being part of a $40 billion federal handout to California, a state with an economy devastated by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lockdowns.
“We are paying the price,” said Reynolds. “In Iowa, we are cutting taxes and reducing regulations. We had our kids in School. We are open for business.”
Reynolds said she actually sent back $95 million in federal aid because Iowa didn’t need the help, and that such an amount is a drain on the taxpayer.
She said it appears Biden believes “we are just starting COVID.”
“The emergency is over,” she said. “It’s unconscionable the amount of money that’s flowing into these states.”
Sununu keyed into the expected inflation that often follows repeat bouts of large federal expenditures, as seen under Biden’s first 100 days in office.
“They came in and changed the rules to fit their agenda. You are seeing Republican governors as the last line of defense against not just a socialist agenda but true socialism,” he said.
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