Michigan House Speaker invites Trump to deliver State of the Union speech in Lansing
A Michigan lawmaker is inviting President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address in Lansing, instead of Washington.
Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield sent a letter to Trump, making the offer in light of Speaker Pelosi's request to postpone the annual address due to the ongoing shutdown.
"There is no higher loyalty or obligation than to the people we serve and the communities we represent, and no partisan gamesmanship should stand in the way of that service. Because of that, this chamber and this speaker are willing to put people before politics for this important decision," Chatfield wrote.
"Washington D.C. may be bogged down in partisan politics, but Michigan is different," Chatfield continued.
Read the full letter below:
President @realDonaldTrump, due to the unavailability of the US House for your #SOTU Address, I would like to extend to you an official invitation to deliver your important address in the Michigan House chamber. The success of our state & country is bigger than political parties! pic.twitter.com/FqFYIf8V3G— Lee Chatfield (@LeeChatfield) January 18, 2019
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