Despite Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s insistence on delaying or even canceling the State of the Union Address, the US constitution explicitly outlines the duties of the President of the United States; including the annual address before both Houses of Congress.
Article 2 – The Executive Branch
Section 3 – State of the Union, Convening Congress
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
DEMOCRAT DENIAL: Pelosi, Perez BLAST Booming Economy as ‘RECKLESS’ and ‘RAW DEAL’
The Democratic Party continued to double-down on its predictions of “doom and gloom” surrounding the soaring US economy Friday; slamming June’s positive jobs report that showed a record number of Americans taking part in the labor force.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted the strong numbers as a “raw deal” on social media, saying “The June #JobsReport shows what is at stake from the brewing storm of rising health costs, spiraling trade uncertainty & an economy being hollowed out to enrich big corporations & the wealthiest 1 percent.”
The June #JobsReport shows what is at stake from the brewing storm of rising health costs, spiraling trade uncertainty & an economy being hollowed out to enrich big corporations & the wealthiest 1 percent. Americans deserve better than the GOP’s raw deal. https://t.co/WAVwdHh6BN
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 6, 2018
DNC Chair Tom Perez echoed Pelosi’s comments Friday, saying President Trump’s “reckless policies are hurting millions of hardworking families.”
“With slow wage growth, rising health care premiums, and skyrocketing gas prices across the country, Donald Trump’s reckless policies are hurting millions of hardworking families,” said Perez in a written statement.
“Trump and Republicans in Congress have been so determined to undermine workers that they held a Supreme Court seat hostage for nearly a year in order to nominate an aggressively anti-union justice, who became the deciding vote in last week’s disgraceful decision in the Janus case,” he adds.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.
HANNITY: Pelosi’s ‘Intercontinental Trip’ Shows She’s Not Serious About Gov Shutdown
Speaking during his opening monologue on ‘Hannity’ Thursday night, Sean slammed Speaker Pelosi’s “postponed” international trip in the midst of a partial government shutdown; saying the liberal leader was playing petty political games.
“In the middle of a partial government shutdown, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was all set to leave on a military plane, on your dime, and embark on a seven-day excursion with other Democratic members of Congress,” said Hannity.
“That’s until President Trump pulled the plug… Keep in mind this letter comes 24-hours after Speaker Pelosi called for the State of the Union to be canceled. She was perfectly happy to take a government-funded intercontinental trip instead of staying in Washington, DC and doing her job,” he added.
Watch Hannity’s opening monologue above.