Trump is insisting on delivering the State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress as scheduled; Possum Queen just released the self-referential and self-serving letter SCROTUS dictated into his Speak ‘n Spell:
President Trump’s letter to Speaker Pelosi on the State of the Union pic.twitter.com/B4QN9hDJnv
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 23, 2019
I’m not sure how this works technically or politically. The invitation is Pelosi’s to extend — isn’t it also hers to withdraw? Assuming the Trump shutdown drags on for another week, can Pelosi say, “Sorry, no dice,” and shut the door in the heinous prick’s face?
If not, should she and the Democrats simply not show up? Or show up with baskets of rotting produce? (My guess is the Secret Service wouldn’t allow the latter, although they might be inclined to not see a spoiled parsnip or two after missing two paychecks…)
I am not a politician for many very good reasons, chief among them my temperament. But my feeling is that now is not the time to honor norms. It’s way past time to stop treating this malignant fraud like a president. Of course, if the Democrats did make such a statement, the legs of fainting couches throughout the capital would groan under the insensate weight of Beltway media figures.
I don’t know. What do you think?