Nancy Pelosi to Trump: Postpone State of the Union or Submit it in Written Form

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday asking him to postpone his State of the Union address until the government shutdown comes to an end.

The government has been shut down for 25 days now as Trump and his Congressional opponents refuse to budge on whether to fund the president’s demand for a southern border wall. Since the shutdown has caused significant disruption for security services and other government operations, Pelosi is asking Trump to either hold off until the shutdown is over, or else, deliver the address in writing instead of a speech.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after the government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress.”

You can see Pelosi’s full letter here.

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