Jan 23, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Pelosi denies Trump his State of the Union during shutdown

Nancy Pelosi.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent President Trump a letter Wednesday stating that the House "will not consider a resolution authorizing the President's State of the Union in the House Chamber until the government has opened."

The state of play: Trump said at the White House that he'll come up with another plan: "We'll do something in the alternative. I'll be talking to you about that at a later date." As Axios' Jonathan Swan reported this morning, the administration has a Plan B outside Washington, perhaps in the Southwest as a way of sending a message about immigration.

Read Pelosi's full letter:

Editor's note: This post has been updated to note Trump's remarks about doing an "alternative" event in place of the State of the Union.

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