The one question on everyone’s mind has been whether or not Speaker Nancy Pelosi would extend the traditional invitation to President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address to the House of Representatives. Pelosi had previously urged President Trump to reschedule the State of the Union until after the government shut down ended, citing nebulous “security concerns.”
Of course, these “security concerns” were cooked up completely by Speaker Pelosi’s (possibly) dementia-addled brain. Both the Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security said unequivocally that the current shut down drama had done nothing to hurt their ability to protect the State of the Union.
It was after Pelosi’s “suggestion” that President Trump cancelled a “fact finding mission” (aka, vacation) that dozens of Democrats had intended to take to Europe and Afghanistan. While the Democrats were on their way to the airport to board their military transport. America was left wondering exactly how Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats would respond to such an affront.
Speaker Pelosi gave America its answer today as her office sent the White House a letter stating that they would not be extending an invitation to President Trump to speak in front of the House.
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) January 23, 2019
Nancy Pelosi is clearly trying to outdo President Trump in the chutzpah department. Much like she tried to do when she “suggested” that President Trump postpone the State of the Union.
We all saw how Trump countered that thinly veiled threat.
UPDATE: President Trump Responds!
According to John Roberts of Fox News, President Trump will be seeking out an alternate venue. His initial remarks from CNN:
President Trump responds to Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebuffing him on holding the State of the Union in the House chamber until the government is open: “I’m not surprised. It’s really a shame” https://t.co/VQdVlGpSG9 pic.twitter.com/SKNPbNEUdn
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 23, 2019