Can Pelosi really do this?
The Speaker of the House has withdrawn her invitation for the president to give the State of the Union address later this month. What if he tries to give one anyway?
1/18/19 - I realize that elected Democrats often do not feel obliged to know the U.S. Constitution, a document that was crafted by a bunch of old white men, as they so often remind us. But, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the 3rd most powerful person in US government ought to know it forwards and back, right? I am referring specifically to Article 2 section 3, USC and Speaker Pelosi uninviting President Trump to give his State of the Union address before Congress.
Article 2 – The Executive Branch
Section 3 – State of the Union, Convening Congress
“He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them . . . “
This is the same woman who thought she was entitled to commandeer a USAF jet for her personal flights home. Anywho…He, meaning the president, has the absolute right to convene the House or Senate to address them on important issues. Mrs. Pelosi, DOES NOT have the authority to deny the President his speech. He can enter that establishment to address its members anytime and he can even call representatives back from vacation to listen. In the latter case, rounding up the members and returning them to the House is the duty of the Sergeant at Arms. And the president can make that happen!
I believe what Pelosi did was stupid and possibly impeachable, because it was in defiance to rules laid out in the Constitution. It was certainly an insult to the President and worse, an insult to the American people who still believe in our Constitution.