Trump made it clear this week that he intended to give his state of the union address, whether Democrats liked it or not. But Nancy Pelosi controls the House, including the electricity, microphones and TV cameras. And she is not going to allow the address to happen.
The Daily Caller reports:
DEMS CAN BLOCK TRUMP SOTU VENUE OPTIONS IN BOTH HOUSE AND SENATE
President Donald Trump must find an alternative venue to deliver his State of the Union Address since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated she would not approve of a resolution that would allow the event to happen on the House Floor, and delivering the speech in the Republican-majority Senate is not a sure bet, either.
“The State of the Union has been canceled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth,” Trump said.
Some have argued that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should invite the president to the upper chamber to deliver his address. Senate Democrats, however, can block him there as well.
Although the president would be allowed on the floor of the upper chamber, he would not have speaking privileges unless members voted on a resolution allowing him to address the body. Just like any Senate resolution, it would require 60 votes to end debate and vote on the final resolution that would only require a simple majority.
Even if Trump were to walk on to the floor of the House, Speaker Pelosi controls whether the lights, microphones and C-SPAN cameras remain on.
It’s impossible to imagine how deranged Democrats and the media would have become if Republicans had done this to Obama.