Will Pelosi Cancel the State of the Union?

Nancy Pelosi is close to canceling the state of union this year, arguing that the government shutdown is jeopardizing security on site. The Washington Examiner reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Trump to either reschedule his State of the Union address or hand-deliver his State of the Union remarks to Congress on paper because of the ongoing government shutdown.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress,” the California Democrat wrote in a letter to Trump.

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Pelosi had previously invited the president to give his address Jan. 29, which Trump accepted.

Pelosi said the government shutdown has had an effect on the Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service, which are responsible for ensuring the safety of top government officials attending the event.
While Congress could decide not to invite President Trump to the state of the Union, he could give his own remarks from the White House, streaming it online and maybe even network providers without having to go to Congress itself.
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Robert Hagedorn
Robert Hagedorn
4 years ago

STREAM IT!

SUSAN LINDAUER
SUSAN LINDAUER
4 years ago

NO!!! The State of the Union should be delivered to Congress itself— The speech is delivered to all members of the House and Senate. If Nancy and Democrats refuse to attend, WHO CARES!!! Let Americans see Democrats are immature and whining, lacking the gravitas of leadership. The GOP Leadership in the Senate and the GOP Minority Leaders in the House can invite Trump. And he must go to the Floor and SPEAK!

SD of AZ
SD of AZ
4 years ago
Reply to  SUSAN LINDAUER

I cound not agree with your post more Susan. LET Nanc lead the dem wits while Trump leads the nation. Her Speaker title obviously has made her delusional! And no jet for her to use in her two years as Speaker. No extra tax payer money for her personal delusions. She is not earning her pay as it is. Wasn’t she on vacation and partying during the shut down, actually most of it? What a winner the dem wits selected. Hope you like her now.

I know some who voted dem wit and I doubt they thought this obstruction would be the result but then the ones who did vote for her believe the lies and Fake News. Not a lick of critical thinking in their little minds.

Robin
Robin
4 years ago
Reply to  SD of AZ

President Trump is winning, and if he delivers the SOTU Address he will expose the Democrats for the sneaky, lying, hypocrites they really are! I am completely and utterly disgusted with how our President has been treated since taking office.
I even have family members who did not vote for Trump telling me how they are disavowing themselves from the Democrats because they have gone over the deep edge with their socialistic and communistic views.
All I can say is, they have exposed themselves for whom they really are!

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
4 years ago

Not a chance.

Bill
Bill
4 years ago

President Trump needs to deliver the State of the Union Speech if not to Congress because of Pelosi’s action then on national TV through Fox if the others wont carry it ! There are too many good things that have been happening because of the presidents actions and it would give a wonderful chance to promote the wall/fence and make the Dems look as bad as they are and should !!!

gerald m serlin
gerald m serlin
4 years ago
Reply to  Bill

Agree.

Robert Hahn
Robert Hahn
4 years ago

Hey Americans ( us Legals citizens ): the pelousy has NO eligibility for any decision called-for except for her Immediate Resignation ! POTUS decides on a SOTU address, NOT the subservient, obsequious, wormy pelousy.

SUSAN LINDAUER
SUSAN LINDAUER
4 years ago
Reply to  Robert Hahn

Exactly! If invitation is required, let it come from the Senate GOP Majority Leadership and the House GOP Minority Leadership. But this is one tradition that must stand fast— no matter what that COW Nancy Pelosi has to say. Who needs Democrats??!!!

Harry Townsend
Harry Townsend
4 years ago

JUST WHAT WE NEED: Let the coward cancel it and rent the biggest building in the country for a TRUMP extravaganza and let them have it. Ad in pictures and total statistics as to what the border is costing and total deaths around the country, some of which are covered up!

Lets do this, the more people the merrier in attendance! Do it out of Washington Area!

Barbara
Barbara
4 years ago

SHE BETTER THINK TWICE ABOUT AT FOR SURE. HOW DARE SHE IF SHE TRIES.

Junius Graham
Junius Graham
4 years ago

That would be a real Stupid act on her part, but then again Pelosi and Schummer are
professional in that type of action!

DENNIS WOLLEN
DENNIS WOLLEN
4 years ago
Reply to  Junius Graham

THEY ARE THE ‘POSTER BOYS’ FOR ‘YOU CANNOT FIX STUPID’……….
SO I’M NOT SURPRISED THEY WOULD TRY IT……..

REASONING IS DEFINITELY NOT ONE OF THEIR VIRTUES………

Mary
Mary
4 years ago

I HATE THIS WOMAN WITH A PASSION AND I AM NOT A HATING PERSON. SHE MAKES ME WANT TO VOMIT. SHE ACTUALLY THINKS SHE KNOW BETTER THAN THE PRESIDENT AND SHE SHOWS US SHE IS VERY UNINTELLIGENT.

Irene Grooms
Irene Grooms
4 years ago
Reply to  Mary

I DON’T HATE HER BUT IF SHE COULD NEVER BE ABLE TO OPEN THAT TRAP OF HERS IT SURE WOULD BE NICE. THE SAME FOR THE OTHER THREE WHO BE SIDE OF HER WHEN SHE TALKS.

Arthur LeBeau, Jr.
Arthur LeBeau, Jr.
4 years ago

Read the Constitution Article II Section 3. Pelosi has absoltely no authority to cancel. Why post stupid that is in conflict wit our Constitution? Art LeBeau, Villa Ridge, MO (Christian & Conservative)

William
William
4 years ago

CONSTITUTION!!! Demoncraps have NO idea what that is!!! Pee-Lousy couldn’t do anything right even if she got a brain transplant!! And U-Chuck is in the same boat!! Both of them are worthless as far as caring for America and the people who, who they, (P&C), work for!! It’s not the people work for them, it’s they work for the people, and after what they pulled in the last few years, come 2020 they will be GONE!!!

JP
JP
4 years ago

The Dems do not know the constitution, So why would you expect anything else.

Gail
Gail
4 years ago

They don’t want him telling the people what they are doing . They are afraid that people have seen their true intentions . . That’s why they are fast tracking Dian Feinsteins gun ban . Rubio and Graham have both signed that bill . They are afraid we are going to come after them . And they may be right . You mess on America and its people and you will get what’s coming to you

JP
JP
4 years ago
Reply to  Gail

Agree 1000%.

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

I have said it before about Crying Chucky and Whining NASTY (Nancy). These 2 people are PRIME Examples of What happens when YOUR PARENTS are BROTHER and SISTER and Pro-create! LOL!

Lorna Rudnikas
Lorna Rudnikas
4 years ago

do you expect more from left wing California?

Corey
Corey
4 years ago

Article II and Article VI. That’s all I need to say IRT the Democrats and their unconstitutional bullshittery.

Carol perkins
Carol perkins
4 years ago

The Speaker of the House always extends the invitation, but has no authority to cancel it.
Talk about GOING TOO FAR!!!!!!!!!!!

JP
JP
4 years ago
Reply to  Carol perkins

Do you want to see what a fool looks like. Check her out.

NickP
NickP
4 years ago

Nancy is scared stiff he will bring the families of illegal victims who will give her the finger on camera

D
D
4 years ago

Nancy Pelosi needs to shut up shop and fade away.. I am 82 years old but this woman is just plain obnoxious and needs to find another line of work..

Chastran
Chastran
4 years ago

The American people would break both her arms and wrap them around her neck…

Granny
Granny
4 years ago

I’m 76 and we lived through a lot of Presidents and politicians, but never in my life have I ever seen a load of shit that are in the House at the present time. I was a Democrat for 50 years if my life but I voted for Trump and will never ever vote for the socialistic/communistic Democrats ever a again. Like someone wrote earlier, you can’t fix stupid and this party will never be able to fix what these nut cases have done to this country. But I will participate if it comes to a civil war. Will not let this country die easily.

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  Granny

Rite 0n, ‘granny’. Me too.
I never ‘identified’ w/ a political party
Until i work’d Absentee Ballot Board & HAD
to ‘sign’. I ‘signed’ Conservative. \
At Present, consider myself
‘Independent’ (Thinker) & Part of
MEGA ‘Silent Majority’.

PATRICIA A. EDDY
PATRICIA A. EDDY
4 years ago
Reply to  Granny

I am with you Granny. I am 84 and will fight to save our Country. Let’s get rid of the radical dems and maybe the moderates will come back to their senses. I too was previously a democrat and now a republican.

4freedom
4freedom
4 years ago

Nice try Nancy, the Secret Service said no problem with security, oops.

Donald
Donald
4 years ago

For how much longer will intelligent, decent democrats put up with pelosi? She’s destroying their party!!!

Frank Whiteman
Frank Whiteman
4 years ago

Will join with others and express my disgust with both major parties. Neither one has accepted election of Donald Trump, as being legal, and they cannot believe he would be efficient at what he has always done. He had 70 years to study past presidents, and really find errors and mistakes made by the last decades, starting in 1970 . Steadily gone from being REPUBLIC government, to Nation Building, and attacks on religion, families, marriage, and shoving Obamacare down our throats, by Reconciliation, was last straw. I am 89, born in November 1929, after stock market crash. Growing up in 1930s, 1940s, I saw FDR (good and bad) and as teenager in Ohio, on farm, saw results of Nationalizing Farm banks, Farm Bureau, and setting quotas on grain, grown by eastern farmers depressed, to raise the price for western producers. Carter was worst president, until Obama took that slot. And Donald Trump is taking us back out of that, but needs help to move more, to get back the middle class that was lost.

Old Sarge
Old Sarge
4 years ago
Reply to  Frank Whiteman

I agree. It is time for the Republican party to put their differences aside and get behind and support Trump. Had they done that in the first place and did everything possible to keep those campaign promises, I have no doubt they would still control Congress.

zee
zee
4 years ago

Good ! Let pelosi BE the 1st TO DENY a
USA PRESIDENT (in 200 yrs) ACCESS to
‘House of Chambers’. In ‘historical Past’
‘State of Union Address’ was inked DUE to
‘lack of tv access etc. High tech + msm has made
‘State of Union’ addy a ‘spectacle’.
> Limbaugh HAD ‘it’ RIGHT Today!.
CIRCUMVENT , Mr PRESIDENT. NO ‘prob’.
OTHER VENUES. Period.
> ‘WE’ PATRIOTS + MORE (even ppl dems (fed up)
WILL BE ‘THERE’ ! CHOOSE YOUR VENUE, Mr. USA PRESIDENT.
( ps. Many international ppl ARE ‘Calling’ For HELP thru You, AGAINST
1 World/New World Globalist Order. THANK YOU, Mr. DJT, USA PRESIDENT.

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  zee

ps. & LET pelosi/schumer Tell ALL the
American ppl , Who ‘they’ Really Are & ‘what’
they stand for.
>>> & it is SURE NOT for USA.

Frank Whiteman
Frank Whiteman
4 years ago

When Congress regains its balance, we really need to break up the major communications corporations, and companies. Bring back competition in Media (all phases) and break the Monopolies, and their being owned or controlled by Billionaires, and Millionaires, who use stock exchange to make or break the economy. Elections and Campaigns cannot afford to let one individual use personal wealth (20 million, or 100 million, to buy candidates, and give freebies, that become too expensive and disastrous to USA Election Trust. We cannot trust any candidate, who lies, and has hidden funding, while others have to raise funds through donations from low or middle come folks. Unions, Companies, Corporations, and very rich individuals, all have to much influence, and PACs need to be exposed, as to who and how much is being donated. And be required to report who their members are. Period. No exceptions.

JP
JP
4 years ago
Reply to  Frank Whiteman

Frank, I will have to believe that 1000%.

Keith D
Keith D
4 years ago

Of course she AFRAID of the address! She and Upchuck is the actual subject of the disfunction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rodger Shull
Rodger Shull
4 years ago

GIVE the CITIZENS of the USA friend or foe a STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE, and let that CRAZY ASS LOONIE pelois have a coronary over it. And then stick it where the sun don,t shine, go ahead MR PRESIDENT 45, let it RIP.

Geneww38
Geneww38
4 years ago

Give address with PowerPoint type slides to be part of the Congressional Record for all to study after they are entered into the files. The president should only highlight one or two facts of each slide and identify the significance of that slide and move on [Bait the viewer to look them up]. These slides must:
1. Must carefully document and footnote every fact and statement to negate the “fact checkers.”
2. Address every kept promise and discuss status of the promises that are in progress.
3. Should cite the specific achievements beyond those promised.
4. Give a detail cost analysis of the type barriers and where installed (not the entire border). Show ROI of proposed security upgrades.
5. Report known legal facts authorizing Mueller’s investigation and the liability if anyone lied about the FISA authorization.

Shelba
Shelba
4 years ago

Don’t think the president will let peloser dictate to him whether or not he can deliver his state of the union speech, if she is too scared to attend the gathering then let hid under her bed and be absent, but the president should stand before congress and deliver his speech and be dammed to peeloser

zee
zee
4 years ago

ps. ‘WE’ USA SURELY Do NOT NEED a ‘punk’ Disruption From
0casio-cortez OR Rashida Tlaib. etc, IN USA ‘The House of Chambers’.
> Stuff ‘it’ UP (where you know where.)
>Pelosi = Total DIS-GRACE , VIOLATING USA ‘House of Chambers’.

N
N
4 years ago

Soros and his minions the NAZI Commie liberal party are responsible for this treasonous act against the sovereignty of the United States! ‪It’s about time they’re are held accountable! Save the country from turning into another Commie shit hole!‬

Gail
Gail
4 years ago

This is the best thing that could happen . Our president doesn’t need to go in front of a bunch of howling lunatics . Rent a big arena and do it like you do the rest of your speeches . Big crowds and more people to reach . Control the outcome . That’s what you do best .

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  Gail

Actually, You ARE RIGHT, Gail. Here is ink i posted elsewhere.
boom.
zee
JANUARY 17, 2019 AT 5:19 PM
Kudos to Pelosi ie ‘shutting down House Chamber’
for POTUS SOTU speech. POTUS Can Deliver in Senate/or Oval.
> There would be nothing less than a National ‘spectacle’
@ ocasio-cortez/rashida tlaib etc. Acting All ‘crazy’ & god
knows ‘who’ would be let into ‘the Gallery’. Sooo, w/that
have being said. POTUS Should Never ‘walk into ‘that Chamber’
Period. (for now) What do you thinK???

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  zee

ps. she& chuck may be ‘saving’ their own ‘hides’ for
a political embarrassment from the ‘dangerous Newbies’.
WHEW. This IS unbelievable, but Real.
i’m done. Good luck. SAVE USA. OUR PRESIDENT
IS AWESOME. Thank you, Mr. President.

john furlong
john furlong
4 years ago

Demo slime will do anything they can to keep the truth from the people. Pilosi is a crime against humanity!

Native Texan
Native Texan
4 years ago

Article II, Section 3: “He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with resect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all officer of the United States.”
Nancy’s real objective is to deny him a public platform to present information as to the true State of the Union. And to prevent him from presenting his recommendations and justifications for measures that he judges necessary and expedient.
And very likely she does not want the cameras picking up the puerile behavior the democrats presented at the last State of the Union message.

zee
zee
4 years ago
Reply to  Native Texan

Your Last Sentence IS ‘the reality’. haha, pelosi IS ‘chicken’
(cluck-cluck) &
COWARD. & ‘BLINKED’. boom. haha. ‘
‘Rooster’ schumer IS W/OUT ‘spurs’. (if ya know re ‘roosters’)
POTUS Can Deliver in Oval Or Senate. OR ANYWHERE,
for that fact. GREAT ‘move’, pelosi. Thnx. ___

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
4 years ago

OK Repubs, she has thrown down the gantlet, Stand together , back each other and be the very best you can be! Stop any wishey washy BS! Please President Trump, YOU pick the time and place! Let we the people know in advance, where and when. Reporters and TV stations be D! Do not trust even sending it by twitter. WE have the right to hear it, the rats are afraid you will tell we the truth of whats going on! REMIND HER WHO IS PRESIDENT!

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
4 years ago
Reply to  Josephine Lara

Sorry, forgot to add don’t give them the chance to disrespect you! Like last time all white costumes? They would love to all stand and turn their backs while you speak! You pick the time and place! Don’t give them a chance to plan some dirty deed! The newbies are really evil to the core!

Gerry
Gerry
4 years ago

F*** pelosi and all her hypocritical BS !!!!!!!!

zee
zee
4 years ago

Pelosi , ‘unwittingly’
Just PROTECTED the USA PRESIDENT !!!
bwar -har-har.

Don
Don
4 years ago

She can try but I really don’t care if the house hears it or not. Paul, I think, suggested giving it in the Senate since most of the house won’t be there. I say air it to the people who it belongs to anyway and to hell with Pelousy and the Dumbascraps, period.

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