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Rand Suggests Trump Move SOTU to Senate


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Rand Suggests Trump Move SOTU to Senate

Senator Rand Paul is suggesting that President Trump works with leader McConnell to give the State of the Union in the Senate in response to Speaker Pelosi asking him to postpone the event while the government is shut down.

According to Politico:

Sen. Rand Paul suggested Thursday that President Donald Trump should hold his State of the Union address in the Senate after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the president to reschedule his annual speech while the government remains shut down.

The Kentucky Republican called Pelosi’s request “a real affront to the American people” on “Fox & Friends” and urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to invite Trump to the Senate.

“This would be the first time in history that the House would deny the president a forum of speaking,” Paul said. “If she is going to do that, let's hold it in the Senate.”

GOP senators joked about the idea at lunch on Wednesday, but an attendee said it was not a serious proposal.

The Senate chambers are much smaller but proponents have mentioned that with most Dems not expected to attend, they could make it work.