Pelosi: Trump's 'performance' devoid of 'serious policy ideas'
© Greg Nash

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHoyer: House should vote on COVID-19 aid — with or without a bipartisan deal Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at Supreme Court McCarthy threatens motion to oust Pelosi if she moves forward with impeachment MORE (D-Calif.) on Wednesday panned President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests 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 (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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.