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 calls Sri Lankan prime minister following church bombings Ex-Trump lawyer: Mueller knew Trump had to call investigation a 'witch hunt' for 'political reasons' The biggest challenge from the Mueller Report depends on the vigilance of everyone 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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiTrump pushes back on impeachment talk: 'Tables are finally turning on the Witch Hunt!' Moulton enters 2020 White House race Trump takes aim at Dem talk of impeachment 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 McDanielWarren calls for House to begin impeachment proceedings Fox's Kilmeade questions whether Omar is 'an American first' after 9/11 remarks Donald Trump has secured the future of our American courts 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."