Sanders on SOTU 'Plan B': POTUS Will Address Nation Even If Pelosi Nixes Invitation
Speaker says SOTU must be postponed amid shutdown.
UPDATE: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled to President Trump in a letter Wednesday that she will not allow him to deliver next week’s scheduled State of the Union address from the House floor.
Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the request last week, citing "security concerns" amid the ongoing partial government shutdown. However, she has not officially uninvited Trump from addressing the nation before a joint session of Congress.
“I think we're all glad to see Nancy finally care about the safety and security of someone, including the president," Sanders said on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday. "I wish she would take that same level of concern and apply it to the millions of Americans that live in this country that have been impacted by the fact we have a completely open border."
She said the White House has a "plan B" in case Pelosi uninvites Trump, because he should be able to address the American people.
"Whether he does that from the halls of Congress or whether he does that in another location, the president will talk to the American people on January 29th, as he does nearly every single day," Sanders said.
"We’re going to continue moving forward with the State of the Union and see what happens."
She added that it's time for Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to sit down with Trump and negotiate a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.
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