Nancy Pelosi is trying to basically shut down Trump’s State of the Union Address, but she is going to fail. Trump is going to deliver his address one way or the other, even if it isn’t in the House of Representatives.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Trump plans State of the Union address next week, despite Pelosi request to delay
President Trump is planning to deliver his annual State of the Union address next Tuesday as scheduled, aides say, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request that he delay because of security concerns until a partial government shutdown is resolved.
Trump still wants to address a joint session of Congress, as presidents have done since the 1930s, yet Congress must vote to extend an official invitation — a symbolic nod to the Constitution’s separation of powers.
Nonetheless, the White House sent a letter Tuesday to the House sergeant-at-arms to schedule a time for White House, Secret Service and military aides to do a walk-through in advance of the event, according to an administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the president’s plans.
The White House is also considering a backup option for Trump to deliver the speech at another location, possibly outside of Washington, if Pelosi holds firm.
She did not respond to reporters’ questions whether she might allow Trump to deliver the State of the Union address next week, nor did her office provide clarification.
Can you even imagine how the media would have treated Republicans if they did this to Obama? It would have been a national scandal.