President Donald Trump on Monday accepted Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) invitation to deliver his State of the Union address prior to the House chamber on February 5. The set date follows the White Home and congressional leaders reached an arrangement to end the partial government shutdown last Friday.
” When I composed to you on January 23rd, I stated that we must work together to discover an equally acceptable date when government has actually resumed to schedule this year’s State of the Union address,” Pelosi composed in her letter to the president.
” For that reason, I welcome you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on February 5, 2019 in the Home Chamber,” it said.
The invitation was shared to Twitter by Pelosi’s deputy chief of personnel Drew Hammill.
NEWS: Speaker Pelosi has actually welcomed President Trump to give #SOTU address on February 5, 2019 in your house Chamber. pic.twitter.com/5C4m0b4gAc
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) January 28, 2019
Shortly after, the president composed in a letter to Pelosi that he is accepting her invite. ” It is my excellent honor to accept,” he wrote in his reaction. “We have a great story to inform and yet, terrific objectives to attain!” he said.
Your Home and Senate still need to pass a resolution officially inviting President Trump to talk to a joint session of Congress.
Recently, President Trump stated he would hold off his planned January 29th address up until the shutdown had actually ended, mentioning last Wednesday evening that “no place that can contend with the history, tradition and importance of the Home Chamber.” He stated he was not searching for an alternate option after Pelosi served notice that he would not be allowed to provide the address to a joint session of Congress today. Pelosi had actually informed the president your home would not authorize a resolution enabling him to resolve Congress until the shutdown ended. President Trump shot back that Pelosi hesitated of hearing the reality.
” I believe that’s a terrific blotch on the incredible country that all of us like,” he said of the relocation. “It’s a great, fantastic awful mark.”
The drama surrounding the State of the Union address started when Pelosi asked the president to make other strategies, however stopped short of rejecting him the chamber for his address. President Trump called her bluff in a letter, stating he meant to come anyway. “It would be so extremely sad for our Nation if the State of the Union were not provided on time, on schedule, and really importantly, on place,” he composed.
Pelosi quickly squelched the speech, composing back that the Home “will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in your home Chamber until federal government has opened.”
The Constitution mentions only that the president “will from time to time provide to the Congress Information of the State of the Union,” implying the president can speak anywhere he selects or give his upgrade in composing. The address has actually been delayed previously. Ronald Reagan’s 1986 State of the Union address was delayed after the Challenger area shuttle exploded in flight on Jan. 28 of that year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.