It seems that Nancy Pelosi still thinks that she is as powerful as the President of the United States. She invited him to give the State of the Union address in the House of Representatives and then suggested that he not come due to the shutdown. President Donald Trump explains that the Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service are well prepared to provide security. So Pelosi barred the President from delivering the speech in the chamber of the House.
As the Speaker of the House Pelosi has the prerogative to issue the former invitation to the President to deliver the annual, constitutionally-required address. The invitation must be accompanied by resolutions from both Houses to convene a Joint Session of Congress. However, Trump is not required to deliver the speech in the Capital Building. He can give it from the White House or any other place that he chooses.
Pelosi cannot cancel the actual speech, but she can prevent it from taking place in the House. She is adamant that she will not hold a vote on a resolution until the government is opened, and Trump shows no signs of opening it without funding for a barrier on the border. In addition, Trump seems to know why Pelosi wants to cancel the speech, and he is not afraid to tell the world what he thinks.
The State of the Union speech has been canceled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth. She doesn’t want the American public to hear what’s going on, and she’s afraid of the truth.
Pelosi has a right to fear the truth because it is ugly and makes her look like a petty, vindictive witch. It also makes all her supporters look bad. Besides saying that Pelosi is afraid of the truth, Trump says that Pelosi’s action is a “great blotch on the incredible country we love. It’s a great, great, horrible mark.” To me, it shows just how petty Pelosi is.
I believe that Pelosi’s petty decision will come back to haunt her. Besides looking so bad, she is losing support from Democrats in Congress. They know that the offer made by Trump last week is a good one. They also know that Pelosi is not negotiating in good faith. I think that they will support her for only so long because their constituents want the government open.
A recent news report says that Trump agreed to postpone the address. Pelosi most likely considers it a win for her, but I am not ready to agree. He may be just showing the world that he can act like an adult by recognizing national traditions.
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 alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber.