Trump Just Caved — & Democrats Have Nancy Pelosi To Thank
But Madame Speaker reminded him that it’s her House — the House Chamber is, after all, where the State of the Union address is traditionally held. “I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened,” Pelosi wrote back. With no real choice (except possibly holding the speech at the Trump International Hotel, or a McDonalds), he agreed to
postpone it until the government reopened.