Pelosi Responds to Trump With More Obstruction

  • 2019-01-23
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Pelosi Responds to Trump With More Obstruction
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President Trump informed Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday that he would be giving the State of the Union from the House floor like usual. Speaker Pelosi responded by saying she will not allow the House to consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the address until the shutdown is ended.

According to Fox News:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled to President Trump in a letter Wednesday that she will not allow him to deliver next week’s scheduled State of the Union address from the House floor.

“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,” Pelosi wrote in the letter to Trump.

Whether the speech takes place in the House chamber remains Pelosi’s call, as the House and Senate must approve a concurrent resolution approving the use of the chamber for the State of the Union.

Earlier in the day, Trump told Pelosi he was still planning to deliver the address from the House floor. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had also introduced a concurrent resolution to the House to allow the State of the Union to go on as planned on January 29.

The White House has announced that the President will consider other options should Pelosi continue to obstruct and stop the President from giving the Speech in the House chambers.

 Source: TTN

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