Pelosi: Trump's 'performance' devoid of 'serious policy ideas'
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDems unveil slate of measures to ratchet up pressure on Russia GOP looks to blunt Dems’ attacks on rising premiums Who will be the ‘bridge’ for the Democrats? MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday panned President TrumpDonald John TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE's first State of the Union address, calling it a "performance" that was "completely devoid" of serious policy ideas.

Trump's "performance last night was just that," Pelosi tweeted, "a performance completely devoid of the serious policy ideas that lead to real bipartisan efforts."

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The Democratic leader responded to Trump by also questioning why the administration declined to implement new sanctions on Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

The administration faced blowback on Capitol Hill after the State Department said Monday it would not immediately implement penalties for entities doing business with Russia’s defense sector.

"President Trump is completely silent about Russia's ongoing assault on our democracy and his administration's outrageous refusal to impose sanctions. What's that about? What is that about?" Pelosi asked during a press conference on Wednesday.

"What do the Russians have on him politically, personally, financially that he would ignore his responsibility in that regard?"

Trump has indicated he is willing to hold an interview with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team, which is leading the federal probe into Russian election interference and any ties to the Trump campaign.

Pelosi joined many congressional Democrats in sitting and withholding applause for most of Trump's State of the Union on Tuesday night, despite the president's calls for bipartisan unity.

A number of Democrats booed and hissed during Trump's speech after he discussed reforming "chain migration" as part of an immigration deal.