Lawmaker invites Trump to give State of the Union from Michigan statehouse

Lawmaker invites Trump to give State of the Union from Michigan statehouse

Michigan’s House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R) is inviting President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE to the state to deliver his State of the Union address in the House chamber of the state capitol.


“Due to the unavailability of the United States House of Representatives for your State of the Union address, I would like to extend to you an official invitation to deliver your address in the House chamber in the Michigan State Capitol,” Chatfield writes in the letter inviting Trump.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Pelosi hits Trump, Netanyahu for 'weakness' amid tensions over Omar and Tlaib In Hong Kong, the need for peaceful persistence MORE (D-Calif.) asked Trump to postpone the address, scheduled for Jan. 29, unless the partial government shutdown has ended, citing safety concerns. The State of the Union address is traditionally given on the floor of the U.S. House.

Chatfield, who has served in Michigan’s House since 2015, tweeted to Trump on Friday extending the invitation.

"Washington, D.C., may be bogged down in partisan politics, but Michigan is different," the letter reads.

Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielGOP chairwoman says Trump raised M in Hamptons 'thanks to the unhinged mob' Trump, RNC sue to block California law requiring release of tax returns GOP chairwoman hits Democratic policies with Williamson's 'yada yada yada' moment MORE, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and an ardent supporter of Trump, retweeted Chatifield’s invitation.

 The American people deserve to hear from @realDonaldTrump about the state of our union. 

Chatifield ends his letter saying “we are ready and available to host at your convenience."