SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND THIRD-IN-LINE FOR THE U.S. PRESIDENCY, NANCY PELOSI
President Donald Trump says he is planning to deliver his State of the Union address next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request that he delay.
Trump issued a letter to Pelosi on Wednesday. In it he dismisses her suggestion the speech should be postponed or delivered in writing due to security issues related to the partial government shutdown. Declaring there are “no security concerns,” Trump says he will fulfill his “Constitutional duty.”
Pelosi, as the speaker, can control whether a resolution to stop the standard state of the union address comes up for a vote at all in the House — or, if it does, she can urge her members to vote “no.” If there’s no joint session of Congress, Trump can’t come to the House floor to deliver his address.
Trump just can’t stand that for once in his life, he is dealing with a woman so powerful, his usual ‘pussy grabbing’ won’t fly.