There is now some division between Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he would be willing to allow President Donald Trump to give his State of the Union address on the House floor. This is a surprise break with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Hoyer was a guest on Fox News’ with Neil Cavuto. He asked the House Majority Leader if he would be open to allowing Trump to address everyone in person.
“Sure,” Hoyer responded.
Cavuto then asked if he thought Pelosi would also allow Trump to give the speech on the House floor Jan. 29.
“Look, I don’t know what the discussions have been, so I don’t want to say,” Hoyer replied.
Hoyer also said “physical barriers are a part of the solution” while making an appearance on Fox News. This is something that Democrats together have adamantly opposed.
This was a surprise to many because of the stand Hoyer took on the State of the Union just last week. Reuters posted this message on Twitter: “State of the Union address is off: No 2 House Democrat Hoyer”
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 16, 2019
The White House seems to be moving ahead with plans for the annual State of the Union Address. The administration contacted the U.S. Capitol looking to schedule a walk-through for its staff Monday, despite being uninvited by Pelosi earlier in January.
House Democrats will still have to come to an agreement in order for Trump to give his annual address.
What do you think is going to happen regarding this annual address by the president? Do you think this signal for Hoyer will create a ripple among other Democrats? We look forward to seeing your comments on this controversial issue at the end of this article.
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