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Pelosi Just Disinvited President Trump from Delivering the State of the Union

"We've never really had a State of the Union when government is in a shutdown since the Budget Act in the 70s," Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday.

By NTK Staff | 01.16.2019 @11:28am

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addressed reporters about why she essentially disinvited President Trump’s from delivering the State of the Union address on January 29 during a reporter scrum on Wednesday.

Pelosi asked Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address because of the partial 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 on January 29th,” Pelosi said in a letter to Trump according to Politico.

Pelosi repeated her claim to reporters that she had disinvited Trump because of the security concerns that the State of the Union poses.

“We’ve never really had a State of the Union when government is in a shutdown since the Budget Act in the 70s,” Pelosi told reporters. “But that isn’t the point. The point is security.”

A reporter asked Pelosi whether she would host the president if Trump insisted on delivering the State of the Union as scheduled.

“That would be a security matter,” Pelosi responded, telling reporters that the decision is out of her hands.

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