Pelosi To Block Trump’s SOTU Address Despite Government Reopening

Pelosi To Block Trump’s SOTU Address Despite Government Reopening

In a move that’s sure to infuriate President Trump and likely impede negotiations over the border security funding that Trump has demanded be part of any permanent plan to avert another shutdown, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still planning to postpone the State of the Union by refusing to officially invite the president to give the annual speech on Tuesday.

Asked about the SOTU, Pelosi said after a deal to end the shutdown had been reached that she and the president would discuss holding the SOTU once the government had reopened, a cryptic response that many interpreted as meaning that the speech would be postponed, according to USA Today.

“What I said to the president is when the government is opened we will discuss a mutually agreeable date,” Pelosi said, adding “I’ll look forward to doing that” and welcoming Trump in the House chambers when that is done.

Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, later affirmed that the speech wouldn’t be happening on 1/29. And on Sunday, CNN’s Jim Sciutto reported that an aide to Pelosi had anonymously confirmed that the House wouldn’t consider the concurrent resolution that must be passed to officially invite the president to House chambers, where the speech has traditionally been held.

For his part, Trump has said that he wouldn’t look for an alternative venue for the speech. On Jan. 23, he tweeted that no venue would match the “history, tradition and historic importance of the House Chamber”.

We imagine we’ll be hearing more from Trump on this very sensitive subject in the near future.

via zerohedge

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  • Eugene Waldenmaier
    January 28, 2019, 1:08 pm

    Polosi negotiates as if trained by Muslims.
    Declare immediately National Emergency Crisis and prove this is no bluff.
    If wall is funded, call of the emergency off and thank them profusely.
    The State of The Union (SOTU) can be given from any location and use PowerPoint slides to prove the case (double-checking and fact-finding facts and sources to kill opposition researchers). These slides should (also scrutinized for documented facts that ensure nothing is inflated or borders near falsehood) also layout every accomplishment and promises kept in first 2 years. Remind everyone that we have 2 to 6 years to go to fulfill the balance of promises.

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    • Grizz Mann@Eugene Waldenmaier
      January 28, 2019, 1:09 pm

      Democrats, like Muslims encourage lying to advance their agenda.

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      • C.Hanscom@Grizz Mann
        January 28, 2019, 4:12 pm

        Did any one really think Pelosi would honor her agreement? She has not told tge truth in her brainless life. She Warren, Waters and Bernie should all be brought up on charges of treason for trying to over through the constitution, which might I add, they all took an oath to defend and uphold. Kinda shows how ” honest” they are,———NOT.

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      • NORMAN@Grizz Mann
        January 28, 2019, 6:04 pm

        HOW TRUE. But in this case the dumorats want to destroy the United States and It legal citizens. But who are they going to go after if and when they destroy the country. Where is the money they steal going to come from? I would not blame any company for moving off shore if that were to happen.

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        • RONALD HATT@NORMAN
          January 28, 2019, 10:19 pm

          Get ready for another onslaught of illegals, coming soon, to a border near you! America, already spends, over 338.3….{ BILLION $’S}…Annually to house, feed, medicate, & educate these illegal rejects from South America! Thank you American Tax Payers…..for bracing the Demoncrat voter rolls!

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      • Mary Buckley@Grizz Mann
        January 29, 2019, 2:23 am

        My question is this. How does she think she’s able to stop the president of the u tied states from coming to the House of Representatives to speak. Last I heard. Presidents override congresspersons

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      • JOPEL HATER@Grizz Mann
        January 29, 2019, 8:18 am

        ROTTEN LIBERTURDS LIKE PELOOSER-I AND CRYING CHUCKIE SHOOMER, WILL SAY/DO ANYTHING IN AN ATTEMPT TO EMBARRASS “OUR PRESIDENT”!! SHE IS NOTHING MORE THAN A “CLOAN” OF “CROOKED HELLERY”! SHE IS A LIAR AND LEFTIST PIG OF THE FIRST WATER!! PRESIDENT TRUMP, GIVE THE SOTU ON TUESDAY, FROM WHERE EVER YOU SEE FIT!

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    • Stephen Pettine@Eugene Waldenmaier
      January 28, 2019, 4:40 pm

      “…the State of The Union (SOTU) can be given from any location …”

      If President Trump were to make the SOTU address tomorrow as he has said earlier he would, that would certainly be in tune with his staunch individualism. Dallying in games with Pelosi is a fruitless enterprise, and I remain surprised he would consider caving. Mr. President, give that speech tomorrow from any venue of your choice because your addressing the nation is far more important than the place of delivery.

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      • Stephen Pettine@Stephen Pettine
        January 28, 2019, 4:44 pm

        “Your comment is awaiting moderation”

        Just what do you mean by “moderation”?

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      • Bonnie L.@Stephen Pettine
        January 28, 2019, 11:28 pm

        I agree 100%. President Trump should give the address on the date it was originally scheduled for. Waiting for Pelosi’s approval gives her more importance than she deserves. Trump is the President and it should be up to him as to when and where the speech takes place.

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    • RONALD HATT@Eugene Waldenmaier
      January 28, 2019, 10:15 pm

      Right on Brother! Pelosi, is an embarrassment to this country! How can the Libtards of this Nation, even stand looking at her? Her face looks like the south end of a “MULE”! I bet her breath smells the same!

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  • Grizz Mann
    January 28, 2019, 1:09 pm

    Surprise, surprise, surprise, a Democrat reneging on their word. I sample of future negotiations to come. They never fail to maintain their image, do they?

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    • Hydro@Grizz Mann
      January 28, 2019, 2:08 pm

      I hope the Lord deals with Pelosi and the rest of the elected officials that do not do the will of the voters that elected them – Nancy and the rest of you and you k ow who you are change your attitude and get to the purpose your in DC before you get judged and punished by the same Lord you claim to believe in – God is not mo med and you are feeding on thin ice

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      • Robert Richey@Hydro
        January 28, 2019, 2:42 pm

        Has Ms. Piggy-losi ever claimed to believe in the Lord? If she has it’s just another one of her falsehoods. She needs to be taken from this earth.K87H

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    • Eunice M LaSpisa@Grizz Mann
      January 28, 2019, 7:25 pm

      the only way to stop pelosi is to kill her & her party- abolish the democratic party & you will see peace.

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      • Richard Cunningham@Eunice M LaSpisa
        January 30, 2019, 12:35 am

        Eunice M LaSpisea, I feel the problem isn’t with the Democrats because Pelosi and Shumeer along with a bunch of RINO traitors aren’t Democrats or Republicans. They’re Socialists. Communists would be a better word. All we have to do is listen to ‘Queen’ Nancy’s outrageous lies and insults to learn what kind of people – not just her – but the whole bunch who have one goal in life. To overthrow our government, take away any freedom we might have left, and turn this country into a Communist dictatorship. The real Democrat party and our two party government is a thing of the past, thanks to a bunch of idiots who don’t have enough sense to even come in out of the rain. As it is Pelosi acts as though she’s running the country now. A better way to put it would be to say she’s already dictating and seems to be calling the shots, and getting away with it.

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  • 4freedom
    January 28, 2019, 1:10 pm

    OK Mr. President have it somewhere else and totally slam these s a hole progressives.

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  • Marlene
    January 28, 2019, 1:14 pm

    Is there a law that the Speaker has to invite the President? Does he have the right to override her failure and utilize this taxpayer owned facility?

    No Wall Nancy aka Nancy No Fence is one big mistake made by the House.

    Guess what nancy no fence, NO MORE CODELS FOR YOU.

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  • William
    January 28, 2019, 1:18 pm

    Just arrest the skank! Charge her with obstruction … and knowingly vetting somebody for office that they fully knew was NOT Constitutionally eligible to hold office!!!

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