BREAKING: Speaker Pelosi Invites President Trump to Give SOTU Address on February 5th From House Chamber
On Monday afternoon, Speaker Pelosi invited President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address from the House Chamber on February 5th, 2019.
Nancy Pelosi’s Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill tweeted out the letter from House Speaker Pelosi to President Trump.
“When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address.”
“In our conversation today, we agreed on February 5th,” Pelosi wrote.
“Therefore I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on February 5, 2019 in the House Chamber.” Pelosi added.
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) January 28, 2019
President Trump was originally scheduled to deliver his State of the Union address on January 29th, however; Pelosi postponed the speech citing security concerns due to the partial government shutdown.
The President ended the shutdown on Friday and agreed to reopen the government without border wall funding.
Trump signed a short term continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 15.
Trump threatened to shut down the government again in three weeks if a deal is not made to build a border wall. President Trump added that he will use constitutional powers to build the wall if he has to.