Nancy Pelosi just made the wrong kind of American history and she should be ashamed of herself.
For the first time in U.S. history, the Speaker of the house has blocked the President from making the constitutionally mandated State of the Union.
This is just petty politics from Pelosi and not a good look during the longest shutdown in history. This called for a response and Trump did not disappoint.
“The State of the Union speech has been canceled because she doesn’t want to hear the truth. She’s afraid of the truth,” Trump started.
He repeated that she was afraid of the truth and launched into said it was a shame she stooped so low.
He said she doesn’t want the American people to hear the truth. Then he hit her with a historical haymaker and no one in America can argue with his words,
“Nancy Pelosi, or Nancy as I call her, she doesn’t want to know the truth… I think that’s a great blotch on the great country we all love.”
Trump took a few shots at Chuck Schumer calling him “a puppet for Nancy Pelosi” and saying he is being “dominated” by Pelosi.
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— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 23, 2019
Earlier Pelosi fired the snu heard round the world when she disgraced her entire party. From The Hill:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday she will block President Trump from delivering the State of the Union address in the House chamber until the government reopens, rejecting the president’s demand to deliver the speech on Jan. 29.
In a letter to Trump, Pelosi said she would not move forward with the legislative steps needed for the address to take place.
“The House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the president’s State of the Union address in the House chamber until government has opened,” she wrote.
Pelosi’s move comes just hours after Trump informed her in a letter that he would move ahead and deliver the address at the Capitol on that date, essentially daring the Speaker to scrap his plans.
“I’m not surprised,” Trump said when asked by reporters at the White House about Pelosi’s letter. “It’s really a shame what’s happening with the Democrats. They’ve become radicalized.”
From NBC: “I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the president’s State of the Union address in the House chamber until the government has opened,” Pelosi wrote in a return letter to Trump.
“I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened.”