The Senate chambers are much smaller but proponents have mentioned that with most Dems not expected to attend, they could make it work.
Sen. Rand Paul suggested Thursday that President Donald Trump should hold his State of the Union address in the Senate after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the president to reschedule his annual speech while the government remains shut down.
The Kentucky Republican called Pelosi’s request “a real affront to the American people” on “Fox & Friends” and urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to invite Trump to the Senate.
“This would be the first time in history that the House would deny the president a forum of speaking,” Paul said. “If she is going to do that, let's hold it in the Senate.”
GOP senators joked about the idea at lunch on Wednesday, but an attendee said it was not a serious proposal.