Mo Brooks: Pelosi’s State of the Union cancellation just appeases ‘the radical, Socialist base of the Democrat Party’
Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-5) strongly condemned Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to not allow President Donald Trump to deliver the State of the Union in the House chamber as originally scheduled on January 29.
Trump has signaled that he will still deliver the speech next week, just in an alternative location. Brooks and others have previously suggested using the Senate chamber, which is considerably smaller than the House’s venue, while Yellowhammer News contributor Dale Jackson took it a step further and called on the president to speak from the nation’s southern border.
In a statement, Brooks said, “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s first-time-in-history cancellation of a president’s State of the Union address shows how radical and hyper-partisan the Democrats have become and undermines bipartisanship at a time America needs it the most. This unprecedented attempt to muffle the President may appease the radical, Socialist base of the Democrat Party, but it hurts America and symbolizes how dysfunctional a Socialist Democrat House of Representatives has made Washington.”
“I most strongly condemn Nancy Pelosi’s partisan, childish, and radical political stunt and renew my call for President Trump to not let Speaker Pelosi’s absurd and counter-productive decision keep him from speaking directly to the American people about the state of America’s union,” the congressman continued.
Brooks also said that he would back a suggestion similar to Jackson’s that Trump deliver the State of the Union near the Mexican border.
“Last week, 29 of my House colleagues and I sent a letter encouraging Vice President Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to invite President Trump to deliver his constitutionally mandated report on the state of the union in the Senate Chamber,” Brooks concluded. “Should the Senate Chamber be unavailable, I urge President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address in a state that borders Mexico as that symbolism will help President Trump communicate to the American people about Democrat efforts to protect illegal aliens and promote open borders no matter how many dead Americans result from Democrat obstructionism, and no matter how long the resulting partial government shutdown may last.”
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn