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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Brooks: Pelosi's Cancellation of State of the Union Address is Unprecedented and Radical

January 23, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) slammed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s first-time-in-history, unilateral, and radical cancellation of President Trump’s State of the Union Address.[1]

Congressman 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.”

Brooks continued, “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.”

Brooks continued, “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. 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.”

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[1] CNBC, Showdown: Pelosi says House will block Trump’s State of the Union until government is open, January 23, 2019. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/23/trump-tells-pelosi-he-will-give-state-of-the-union-during-government-shutdown.html