Pelosi Invites Trump to Address Nation Next Week

Pelosi Invites Trump to Address Nation Next Week

America's Voice Admin
January 28, 2019

Pelosi Invites Trump to Address Nation Next Week

FILE - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 24, 2019.
FILE – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 24, 2019.

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has re-invited President Donald Trump to address the nation Feb. 5 from the Capitol.

In a formal letter sent Monday, Pelosi issued the invitation, asking Trump to "deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress."

The House and Senate must still pass a resolution to invite Trump.

His original 2019 address was scheduled for Tuesday, but Pelosi asked Trump to wait until after a partial government shutdown had ended or to submit the speech in writing.

In asking for a postponement, Pelosi cited security concerns due to the shutdown. Trump considered going ahead with the address at a different location, but then decided to wait.

The longest shutdown in U.S. history ended Friday when Trump and congressional leaders agreed to refund the government until Feb. 15.

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