Nancy Pelosi and the Dems are standing up to Trump to make the point that he cannot expect the people’s House to host the State of the Union address when the government is shut down.
Now I’m really worried.
Trump is a counter puncher
Trump believes in unlimited executive power.
Trump has no respect for the protocol of our Democracy/Republic
Trump has said that the invitation to give the State of the Union address was already offered and that he will come to the House on January 29, 2019.
Nancy Pelosi, as the speaker of the House, has responded that he cannot come if the government is still shutdown.
This sounds like something Trump will see as a declaration of war.
Will he bring troops?
Will he just order House staff to make sure the chamber is unlocked and ready? [Will he defile the House by defying its will.]
Will the Dems stay away from the SOTU address?
What will the media do?
Nobody had better end up in jail or that will reveal all.
Will we be saying goodbye to our democracy publicly? Is this when we become an overtly authoritarian state?
There is no way the Dems can give Trump another compliant house in the Congress; so this war of wills cannot end well.
This is a view from the cheap seats.