President Trump’s State of the Union Address is still set for next Tuesday, but Speaker Pelosi continues to play childish games to prevent him from coming to the Capitol. She's still claiming that there is a security risk due to the government shutdown that she and Chuck Schumer are personally responsible for continuing (FYI: the security agencies are funded and the Secret Service has had security plans in place for months.) If the House had no security, Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t be there – although, come to think of it, between her vacation in Hawaii, her attempted junket to Europe and the Middle East, and her refusal to meet with the President to negotiate an end to the shutdown, she does seem to be trying awfully hard to avoid coming to work.
But while the Constitution requires the President to report on the State of the Union, there’s no law that says he has to do it in front of a bunch of sneering Democrats who refuse to do their jobs. And he has no shortage of invitations from people who would be happy to host him. If he doesn’t do it from the White House or the Senate, he already has offers from lawmakers in North Carolina and Michigan to come give the State of the Union Address there.
I’m sure they would love the national attention, and appreciate that Trump provided it. The crowd would certainly be friendlier than in the House. Those are also states that he’ll want to win in 2020, and what could be a better background for the State of the Union Address under Trump than focusing attention on states that are benefiting from his economic reforms and deregulation efforts instead of speaking from the epicenter of partisan malice, where “Russia! Russia! Russia!” routinely drowns out “Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!”? He could give his message of optimism unimpeded to a cheering crowd in a swing state, while back in DC, Pelosi and her minions can sit around looking like they’re sucking lemons and not appearing on TV at all.
I can understand why House Democrats are so in favor of strict gun control. They need it to stop them from repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot.