I don't know why no one thought of this before, but I just have to say it’s brilliant! And the best part is that it will leave Democrats with their jaws on the floor when they catch wind of the end-run Republicans have just devised to stop them in their tracks.
In response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ‘concern’ over security during the upcoming State of the Union address, Senator Rand Paul has made a clever suggestion that could just put an end to Pelosi's thinly-veiled hissy fit over the government shutdown.
“Senator McConnell is in charge of the Senate. 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!”
His brilliant plan could bypass Pelosi altogether, and completely nullify her desperate efforts to thwart the President’s ability to speak to the American people about what is REALLY going on with the shutdown and the crisis at the border.
Pelosi, using the security of the event as an excuse, has told Mr. Trump that, in no uncertain terms, there will be no SOTU address while the government is shut down.
In case you didn’t know, “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.”
And because the President typically makes his speech from the floor of the House of Representatives, Pelosi is pulling rank and refusing to allow it “in her chamber.”
Although Paul was the first to take his proposal to the American people via social media, he is NOT the only person to think of it. The Daily Caller says, “CBS reported on Thursday that even the White House was considering the possibility.”
“Top White House officials are discussing whether the GOP-controlled Senate could invite President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address.”
Declaring war on the President’s commitment to stand firm about the need for a wall on our southern border, Democrats have been pulling out all the stops to make the prolonged shutdown seem to be all Mr. Trump’s fault.
Yet, to the truly objective observer, it is abundantly clear that it is the Democrat legislators who are throwing desperate tactics in order to force the President’s hand.