South Dakota Sheriffs join Johnson as guests for Tuesday’s State of the Union

Johnson And Mueller

Johnson (right) and Sheriff Mueller (left) discuss the increase of violent crime in Pennington County.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden will speak to a Joint Session of Congress at 7 p.m., Tuesday night for the State of the Union Address. U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) will be in the crowd with a few guests. They are South Dakota Sheriffs, Pennington County Sheriff Brian Mueller and Moody County Sheriff Troy Wellman.

State of the Union Address allows the president to talk about important issues facing the United States and offers his ideas on solving them.

Johnson says that he hopes President Biden will address three items he feels is important:

  • Inflation
  • Southern Border
  • China

“The southern border is a mess. Sheriff Mueller really opened my eyes to that even more than they were already open a few months ago when he made it clear to me that the number one most important thing Congress could do to help him keep his community safe is secure the border,” Johnson said. “We know that an overwhelming amount of meth and fentanyl that is poising our cities is coming across that southern border and is controlled by the Mexican drug cartels. Our government, by refusing to secure the border, has made that problem worse.”

Sheriff Mueller is also hopeful that there will be a strong message from the president about what his plans are for the southern border.

I’m hopeful that we’ll hear a strong message from the president tonight talking about what he’s going to do at the southern border. Our number one driver of violent crime in South Dakota, western South Dakota, where I’m sheriff, is methamphetamine. And a majority of those drugs are coming straight from Mexico to a community near you,” Mueller said.

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