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Pelosi to Trump: No State of the Union in the House During Government Shutdown

Pelosi to Trump: No State of the Union in the House During Government Shutdown

“Again, I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened.”

This morning, President Donald Trump sent Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a letter to inform her that he will deliver the State of the Union (SOTU) on January 29.

Pelosi said that the SOTU will not happen in the House chambers as long as the government is closed.

Pelosi wrote:

I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened.

Again, I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened.”

Trump said that Pelosi doesn’t want to hear the truth:

It’d be a waste of time if he showed up on January 29:


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Pelosi has given Trump carte blanche to give a state of the union address in any venue he chooses. She has rejected tradition, so Trump is free to set a new one.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Rick. | January 23, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Trump should just stream State of the Union on Internet, then Democrats can hear it at their convenience, all the while being more or less neutered. It seems pretty clear that Pelosi is still fuming over being grounded, much like a teen, until Trump and the rest of us get wall funding.

    In the meantime, lets setup a volunteer organization to crowd source design and fund surveillance and countermeasures for our border.

    Olinser in reply to Rick. | January 23, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Trump should give the speech by the same wall Acosta embarrassed himself over.

    Paul In Sweden in reply to Rick. | January 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Trump should troll the LEFT and make their heads explode by saying that he will be giving the State of the Union speech after mass at the Washington National Cathedral.

How about giving the speech right outside the Pelosi compound in SF, right in front of the great big wall?

    amwick in reply to Wisewerds. | January 23, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    The San Fransisco home of Nancy Pelosy is brick, on a hill, there are landscape retaining walls, for a terrace, but the house itself really doesn’t have gigoundous wall for protection. This is fact.. A fake picture has been circulated that has fooled a ton of people.
    Don’t take my word, here:

    I actually checked out the location with Google Map street view, just to be sure.. Nope, no big walls..
    Scroll to the bottom.

    I think it is better to know the truth, even if it is a bit uncomfortable.

    amwick in reply to Wisewerds. | January 23, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Her San Fransico house is brick, on a hill… It does not have a wall for protection. Sorry, there was a picture circulated that was just an out and out lie.

It’s not too late to give the SOTU at a Trump rally.

*Channeling the crazy eyed moron gal from NY*

I give zero effs about the SOTU.

Do it in the road, the oval office, a stadium. All that matters is Trump is still potus; Nancy is an insufferable nancy-girl; and Hillary is still not potus.

Pelosi’s reasoning is beyond challenge.
She has lost control of her chamber and can not guarantee the safety of the POTUS.

    murkyv in reply to Neo. | January 23, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Considering who the “guests” in the gallery would be, you’re probably right.

    The Lunatic Left has turned up the hate to a point where actual violence is likely.

    Just imagine the kind of “guests” that the freshman Dems would be bringing in. It could get really really ugly in there. (aside from Nazi’s face)

As far as I understand, the President have the prerogative to choose the place and time:

    Milhouse in reply to RACarvalho. | January 24, 2019 at 9:29 am

    He decides when and where and whether to give the speech, but if he chooses someone else’s property they don’t have to let him in. He can’t set foot in either chamber of congress without an invitation.

The ‘house of the people’ becomes the house of the Nancy.

The Senate Chamber is substantially smaller than the the House chamber, but it seems a majority of the House does not wish to attend anyway.

While the President has the power to call a special session of the congress, I don’t think it’s necessary to do so.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 23, 2019 at 5:17 pm

Give the speech at REDSKINS Stadium. Have the MAGA hat kids there, and Angel Parents.

Article 2 Section 3 clause 2: Call them in and bypass the controls.

    snopercod in reply to SDN. | January 23, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    …and bring in your own camera crews.

    And what if the House refuses to convene for him? The legislature runs itself. That’s a fundamental rule.

    Though, I’m with Leslie Eastman about Trump having something big planned. Something that notably will not hinge upon Pelosi’s obstruction.

      iconotastic in reply to JBourque. | January 23, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      I heartily agree. Pelosi et al seem to think that this obvious bit of political theater wasn’t expected.

      Our elites really aren’t very smart, sadly enough. But they have grown rich exploiting the federal government which makes them think they earned it themselves instead of stealing it. Fools.

      That’s what US Marshals are for. Or just bring in the Republican Reps and put clown dolls in the Democrat one.

When Nancy is in DC, she lives in a secure, multi million dollar waterfront condo on K street. I think he should give his address right outside her building.

    MarkSmith in reply to Sanddog. | January 23, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Hey Sanddog, how do you know this? K Street does not have any Water Front Property I as I know of. Maybe in Georgetown under the Whitehurst Freeway overlooking the Georgetown Waterfront park. Maybe you got the address wrong.

    As far I know, most that setup need the Capital are near Capital Hill. But then there is the Watergate and several other places that have nice apartments near the river.

    K St. on the water, I am not sure about that though.

oboy. The problem with a dog that chases cars is, it doesn’t know what to do if it catches one.

Trump needs to show up at the Capitol Building on the appointed day and just break in. You know. Like illegal aliens do.

The constitution states:He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.

Washington and Adams went to congress once a year and gave a speech, Jefferson – Taft just sent a letter. Everybody else from Wilson on did the speech.

Trump should just send the letter and then inform the country he has completed his constitutional duty. Then read the letter to the people.

Connivin Caniff | January 23, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Would it be considered politically incorrect if I referred to Nancy as a “Bad Housekeeper”?

Can Pelosi not be impeached for her dereliction of of duty. There is ample evidence of intellectual diminution at regular intervals. However, I regard her most bizarre malfeasance to have been demanding the passing of legislation that had not been written, let alone read.

Trump needs to revoke the us of all US aircraft by all members of Congress, most notably Pelosi.

    It’s just not called impeachment. There are no-confidence motions. Good luck passing one. The end.

    Good God no, don’t impeach the idiot. She’s perfect right where she is, misleading the dems and letting the real America see the lunacy that is the democrat party.
    Keep up the good work Nanzi.

Slightly off topic, The Spokesman Review is casting about for section 8 housing residents for a story about how the shutdown is affecting them.

Look for everything to ratchet up.

I bet President Trump was hoping she would do so. I am sure he has something YUGE planned.

Has anybody seen Pelosi’s brain? It seems to have scampered off when she wasn’t looking. I hope it doesn’t become road kill.

Do it in the Senate with no House Democrats in attendance. Have an empty chair next to the VP with a sign “Speaker”, and address a statement to “her” every once in a while.

Government is closed? Doesn’t that mean Pelosi and the other Congresscritters no longer are receiving paychecks? If only…

But if the Democrat-dominated bureaucrats are all in favor of being sacrifices to the Democrat-elite battle with the president then where is the downside?

Trump: She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative …