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Pelosi to Block Trump's SOTU Address Despite Government Reopening

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By Tyler Durden  /  ZeroHedge

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 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.

Jim Sciutto✔@jimsciutto

New: Pelosi aide confirms SOTU will not take place this Tuesday. No information about when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might invite President Trump to deliver the address, CNN reporting.

6:16 AM – Jan 27, 2019

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”.

Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump

As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative – I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for an….

8:12 PM – Jan 23, 2019

Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump

….alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber. I look forward to giving a “great” State of the Union Address in the near future!

8:18 PM – Jan 23, 2019

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

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    • Rockledge

      It sure does look like he is caving to that silly old broad.
      Lets hope he has something up his sleeve, he is looking mighty weak right now.
      I am hoping Americas last hope hasn’t just been squashed like a bug.

    • Jerry

      Not to worry, Trump is playing a game and he wins always. The wall will be built. He saw to that long ago.

      • Anonymous

        You’re a cross between mindless parrot and dumb cuck. Pathetic

        • gumby

          your are a mindless idiot without the ability to think on your own without some fool liberal telling you what to say and when to say it,asshole.

    • Jerry

      The democrats have lost it toally and Pelosi is their leader now? Wow, nice Sci-fi movie going on with them. They spend all their time trying to find new ways to take down Trump, make him look bad and accuse him of crimes that they know he is not guilty of. Sick group. No republican has ever acted this way. Imagine if they acted toward Obama as the democrats are acting toward Trump?

    • raburgeson

      Well she is not the President, have the handcuffs ready for a gatecrasher. Surely they have security at this meeting.

    • Slimey

      An old wicked lady holding this nation hostage from a legal and very much “People’s” President. May she meet the same fate as her aunty Jezebel who wild dogs ate till only her hands were left. :cool:




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