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Trump To Deliver State Of The Union Address In February

A White House spokesman said the president has accepted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s invitation to deliver the speech.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump on Friday to deliver a State of the Union address in February. 

“In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives,” the California Democrat wrote.

Trump accepted the invitation, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said about an hour after Pelosi’s request was publicly released.

Her invitation comes two days after the House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power and and obstruction of Congress.

You can read the full letter below. 

It’s possible that Trump’s address will coincide with his upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate, but that timing is still undecided.

The speech will also be the same week as the Iowa caucuses, a Democratic presidential debate and the sentencing of Roger Stone, the longtime Trump confidant convicted of tampering with a witness and lying to Congress.

Last year’s State of the Union address came amid high tensions between Pelosi and Trump, who decided to postpone the speech until the partial government shutdown ended.

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