Maybe Nancy Pelosi doesn’t want to supply President Trump with a venue to deliver his SOTU speech but the Senate does.
Now, he has a new opportunity. And it’s not in Washington D.C. The North Carolina legislature in Raleigh, North Carolina has offered their chambers for President Trump to give his SOTU speech. There is no requirement that the president give the speech in the House chambers at the Capitol Building.
He doesn’t even have to give a speech at all. He can dictate the details to his secretary and once she has it finished, she will make copies and send them to Congress.
With plans for President Trump’s annual State of the Union address uncertain, a North Carolina state lawmaker has extended the latest invitation for the president to deliver the speech in a setting away from Capitol Hill.
Tim Moore, a Republican who serves as speaker in North Carolina’s state House of Representatives, issued a letter Friday asking Trump to give the speech in the House chamber of North Carolina’s Statehouse in Raleigh.
“I attended your first State of the Union address in Washington D.C. last year,” Moore wrote. “It was an unforgettable experience to witness this tradition of our commander-in-chief’s speech to a joint session of Congress.
“I also believe taking your message outside of the nation’s gilded capital to a state government venue reflects the priorities of your administration, and those of our Congress, to create success not only for federal institutions and programs but for the American people they serve,” the letter continues.
Further, said: “Sadly, given the security concerns and unless the 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 Congress on January 29,” Pelosi said.