House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "very weak" and "getting weaker by the day" among Democrats, GOP Rep. Devin Nunes said on Thursday, adding he is "ashamed" of her decision to disinvite President Donald Trump from giving the State of the Union speech in the House chambers.
"This is nonsense," the California lawmaker told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "The Speaker disinviting the president is totally ridiculous. It should never happen like this. I think it's a sign of our times, right?"
Nunes added that he thinks if Pelosi caved in to Trump on the matter of border security and barrier funding, however, she would "probably be ousted by her membership."
"She is in a very weak position," Nunes said. "Yesterday, for example, there was a bill on the floor where we were only six Democrats away. If six Democrats would have voted with us we would have won one of the pieces of legislation on the floor yesterday...I think overall this is just bad for America and bad for the country."
Meanwhile, the State of the Union address will not be delivered next week, and Nunes said he thinks there are many Americans who wonder if the speech is necessary.
"I think there are some people that actually wonder whether or not the State of the Union has become too bloated and is just full of politics," he said. "Regardless, the president of the United States should have a platform to go out and speak directly to the American people and to the Congress to lay out his priorities."
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