McCarthy Submits A Resolution To Allow SOTU To Go On As Planned

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 02: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) talk to journalists following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretar... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 02: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) talk to journalists following a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and fellow members of Congress about border security at the White House January 02, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump and House Democrats are no closer to a deal on funding for Trump’s border wall and reopening parts of the federal government that have been shuttered for the past 12 days. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 23, 2019 2:49 p.m.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced on Twitter Wednesday that he signed and submitted a resolution that would allow President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address from the Capitol on Tuesday.

According to Fox News, the document was a concurrent resolution that McCarthy submitted to the House floor. Both the House and Senate would have to adopt it in order for Trump to be allowed to address a joint session.

The video follows Trump sending a letter to Pelosi, letting her know he planned to ignore her request to move the SOTU to a different date. Pelosi responded by saying she wouldn’t authorize an address until the government is reopened.

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