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 TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' 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 PelosiTrump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record 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 McDanielRNC chairwoman: Trump raised more than M in less than 24 hours for reelection RNC chairwoman: Trump raised more than M in less than 24 hours for reelection 2020 can be the year of the Republican woman — but it will take work 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."