JACKSON—MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s state of the union address:

“Unfortunately, the President tonight showed no signs of changing the course of his administration, even after his party was soundly defeated by voters in the 2014 midterm elections. Despite our national debt reaching $18.1 Trillion this month under his watch, the President is calling for billions of dollars in tax increases and higher government spending.

And while the President continues to praise bipartisanship in theory, he also continues to reject it in practice, the latest examples being his use of executive orders on immigration and his threat to veto bipartisan proposals such as the Keystone Pipeline.

It is no surprise that Democrats in Mississippi can’t change parties fast enough.”