The White House is reportedly planning to hold the annual State of the Union address as previously planned; ignoring Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s insistence the speech be delayed due to the ongoing government shutdown.
“The White House is still planning to move ahead with next week’s scheduled State of the Union address, but the details remain up in the air after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi strongly urged the president to delay the speech or submit it in writing amid the government shutdown fight,” writes Fox News.
“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 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 wrote in a letter last week.
“We are still in a holding pattern,” one senior source said.
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