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 TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE to the state to deliver his State of the Union address in the House chamber of the state capitol.

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“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 PelosiWhy Omar’s views are dangerous Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot 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 McDanielEx-Trump national security official joins lobbying firm Virginia abortion bill reignites national debate Conservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report 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."