Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Thursday reiterated his suggestion that President Donald Trump deliver his State of the Union address in the Senate if he cannot make the speech in the House.
Trump agreed to delay the annual State of the Union address at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s, D-Calif., request due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.
“As the Shutdown was going on, Nancy Pelosi asked me to give the State of the Union Address. I agreed. She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date. This is her prerogative,” Trump tweeted Wednesday night.
Paul suggested last week that Trump hold his address in the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, rather than the House, as is traditional.
The senator reiterated his idea on Twitter Thursday morning, tweeting: “Mr. President, the Senate is still an option. Let's make it happen!”
However, Trump stated in a tweet on Wednesday that he is not interested in changing the venue.
“I will do the Address when the Shutdown is over. I am not looking for an alternative venue for the SOTU Address because there is no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber.”
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