House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially will not allow President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on January 29, she said in a letter Wednesday afternoon.
From Daily Caller:
“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 been reopened,” Pelosi declared.
Pelosi’s letter came hours after Trump dared the Speaker to follow through on her suggestion that the address be put off. The House speaker at the time suggested that the address could not be held because of security concerns from the government shutdown’s effect on protection personnel.
Pelosi, however, was rebuked by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who said that the department was fully prepared to provide security if necessary.