Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul offered a potential solution to the State of the Union problem that has been front and center for the past few days — President Donald Trump bypasses the House of Representatives entirely and delivers the speech from the Senate floor.
From Daily Caller:
“Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate,” Paul tweeted Thursday morning. “If Mrs. Pelosi refuses to allow the president to deliver the State of the Union in the House, I propose we move it to the Senate and make it happen!”
Recent tradition dictates that House leadership invites the president to deliver his annual State of the Union address, but a written address is not entirely unprecedented.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it clear, however, that until the government is fully reopened, she will not issue such an invitation. She has also made it clear that she plans to make no concessions in negotiations toward reopening the government.