Trump “Disinvited” From Making State Of The Union Address By Top Democrat

Trump “Disinvited” From Making State Of The Union Address By Top Democrat

Update: Speaking with CNN, House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer said that President Trump has been “disinvited” from making the state of the union address.

A formal invitation is traditionally made by the Speaker of the House to the President several weeks before each State of the Union Address.

A formal invitation is traditionally made by the Speaker of the House to the President several weeks before each State of the Union Address.

 

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked Donald Trump to delay his State of the Union address – or deliver it in writing – while the government is partially shut down.

Pointing to security concerns, Pelosi said that the partial shutdown has crippled both the US Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, which may compromise security measures that precede the primetime address, according to Politico.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Trump.

Publicly, Democrats plan to argue that the parties need to focus on addressing the shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. But privately, they also don’t want to give Trump a major platform to blame them for the shutdown when Trump’s demand for billions in wall funding has been the main driver, according to a Democratic lawmaker close to leadership.

Staff have been discussing the idea of postponing the State of the Union for months, with some expressing concern about scheduling travel plans for lawmakers and guests as well. –Politico

 

Pelosi’s announcement comes before a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Problem Solvers Caucus is set to meet with Trump on Wednesday to discuss the shutdown and border security. Democrats are trying to cobble together a solid base as the White House attempts to pick off members known for cutting deals.

Shortly before Pelosi’s announcement, she and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attended a closed-door caucus meeting with House Democrats, where Schumer told them to remain unified in their opposition to funding Trump’s long-promised border wall.

via zerohedge

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  • STAR DUST
    January 17, 2019, 1:08 pm

    THEY CAN NOT STOP HIM FROM TALKING TO THE PEOPLE

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  • Dorothy Emily Wolfgang
    January 17, 2019, 1:10 pm

    Trump should give the State of the Union at the Senate!

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  • Katee
    January 17, 2019, 1:16 pm

    Fear is a terrible thing Nan! Come on, show your face to the world. This is just another example of stupidity on the part of the democRATS ! Your safety is more important than the safety of the American people, so sad. If you expect us to believe in what you are saying, then show us you are unafraid. you were afraid when the illegals came to your walled/gated home earlier this and knocked on the door. You had the police out there and they were arrested. Did you drop the charges and invite them in to talk? NO!!!!! If you want us to keep the borders open, then open your barriers. Show your backbone, show us how brave you are with the illegals, SHOW US SOMETHING!!!!!! Just quit hiding!

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    • Marie@Katee
      January 17, 2019, 2:50 pm

      Nancy Pelosi is a witch who is trying to show her balls, but she has none! She wants to have illegals to vote for her, because they are her backbone! Promise them the welfare, free lunches for their kids, and anything else, she can take for the LEGAL taxpayers.
      She is full of hate for the country, and is trying to destroy it, just like Obama tried.
      Go Trump, do the speech of the Union, she is afraid of what you are going to say.
      She is the devil, and Schumer is her side kick. He has no balls either, and no brain!

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      • cheryl@Marie
        January 17, 2019, 3:55 pm

        Absolutely cont. Forward POTUS

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  • Grover Wilkerson
    January 17, 2019, 1:18 pm

    So,the President should give his speech outside of congress.

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  • Estell
    January 17, 2019, 1:19 pm

    Pelosi doesn’t care about Trumps security. She wants to be president and will do anything to stop his speech. She should be put in prison. He should give the speech ant way without the invitation.

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    • Donl Longo@Estell
      January 17, 2019, 2:25 pm

      You are 100% right, She should be Imprisoned.

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    • cww@Estell
      January 17, 2019, 2:46 pm

      When have the dems ever cared about anything but their power.. she is all about power.. she could care less about fed workers or about National Security.. she and her establishment dems are only after power… she should be in prision .. but that is starting to happen.. the more senile she gets the less power she has.

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    • Bill@Estell
      January 17, 2019, 5:53 pm

      You are so right, Nancy should be put in prison for committing “TREASON”, she and Chuck Schumer both belong locked up and tried for Treason. Once they are found guilty they need to be publicly hung by their necks until they are dead, that is what the Constitution says is the penalty for committing Treason. We need to give them both a fair trial by an impartial jury, anyone that hears this case and all the crap they’ve both pulled couldn’t help but find them both guilty as sin. That is the best we can hope for, but something must be done to stop this nightmare, we need to use what ever measures are necessary to stop these gawd damn traitors dead in their tracks! Hopefully, the Republican Congress will wake up and kick this ball down the road for a trial for Treason.

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