|Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi|
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has asked Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to Congress until the Trump Shutdown is solved.
Today, I wrote to @realDonaldTrump recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the @SecretService, the lead federal agency for #SOTU security, faces its 26th day without funding. https://t.co/K2oL8WGvqo pic.twitter.com/g3fIlxDbbK— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 16, 2019
Politico reporter Rachel Bade says Democrats are not of a mind to give Trump a platform to blame them in a national address for a situation he created.
Pelosi reportedly asked that perhaps Trump could deliver his SOTU to Congress in writing.
Can you imagine? He can barely author a tweet.
BREAKING: @SpeakerPelosi just asked to postpone the SOTU until after the shutdown. Dems don’t want to give Trump a platform to blame them for a crisis they believe he caused.
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) January 16, 2019
Man. @SpeakerPelosi is a gangsta. The #SpeakerOfTheHouse invites POTUS to deliver the State of the Union. She just told @realDonaldTrump open the govt or deliver the #SOTU in writing. She hit him where it hurts — prime time TV access. What WILL he do? https://t.co/ExnSkgHA2I— Tiffany Cross (@TiffanyDCross) January 16, 2019
This Pelosi move feels like classic Pelosi. Makes a public, formal request to the president to postpone SOTU. Tees it up politely. But really, she's not asking. She controls if or when SOTU happens. This is gonna drive Trump crazy. https://t.co/kL4vUciATQ— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) January 16, 2019