President Trump immediately read a statement about Nancy Pelosi canceling the SOTU:
Something tells us he was ready for this and will checkmate her with an even better location for his speech.
President Trump on Speaker Pelosi blocking the State of the Union: “The State of the Union speech has been canceled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth. She doesn’t want the American public to hear what’s going on.”
“We just found out that she’s cancelled it & I think that’s a great blotch on the incredible country that we all love. It’s a great great horrible mark. I don’t believe it’s ever happened before. It’s always good to be part of history but this is very a negative part of history.”
President Trump on Speaker Pelosi blocking the State of the Union: "The State of the Union speech has been cancelled by Nancy Pelosi because she doesn’t want to hear the truth. She doesn't want the American public to hear what's going on." pic.twitter.com/Mdz5OHCUYL
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 23, 2019
Steve Scalise nailed it with his tweet about what happened. He called it “petty, unprecedented, and beneath Congress”.
First Nancy Pelosi invited
@realDonaldTrump to deliver the #SOTU during the shutdown. Then she claimed there were security concerns, which DHS & Secret Service promptly refuted. She’s run out of excuses other than pure obstruction. It’s petty, unprecedented, and beneath Congress.
Kevin McCarthy also came out with a statement:
Retweet if you agree that the State of the Union should proceed as planned. I just signed and submitted a resolution that would permit President Trump to deliver his #SOTU address in the Capitol on January 29th. pic.twitter.com/yPn152cIV9
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 23, 2019
Pelosi’s statement blocking President Trump from delivering the SOTU is below:
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) January 23, 2019