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Nancy Pelosi refused to allow White House officials access to the House floor for a State of the Union walkthrough
"It is a date that we agreed to. It could've been a week later — and it could be the week later if government is open," Pelosi said.
On January 8, 1790, President George Washington delivered the first State of the Union address before Congress in New York City.
Trump went on a tear against Nancy Pelosi the morning after Democrats rejected his latest shutdown proposal
The State of the Union is currently scheduled for January 29, and would mark the first such speech given during a shutdown, but Pelosi cited security as a concern.
54% of Americans blame Trump for the shutdown and 64% thing shutting down the government is an inappropriate negotiating tactic, per an INSIDER poll.
Few Americans undecided about the shutdown fight regularly watch the State of the Union, making it ineffective as a platform for President Trump.
"One sophomoric response does not deserve another," Sen. Lindsey Graham said.
"Let’s pay the employees. Maybe he thinks it’s okay not to pay people who do work," Pelosi said. "I don’t and my caucus doesn’t either."
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer walks back comment that Trump’s State of the Union address ‘is off’
"The speaker is the one who invites the president ... The State of the Union is off," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said.
Nancy Pelosi suggests Trump either postpone his State of the Union address until after the government shutdown ends, or submit it in writing
Pelosi says the US Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security lack appropriate funding to carry out their duties for the State of the Union.
McCain’s 2 best friends were glad Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were at the late senator’s memorial service
Former Sen. Joe Lieberman and Sen. Lindsey Graham said they were happy White House advisers and President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner attended Saturday's memorial service for the late Sen. John McCain. President Trump was not invited.