Pelosi asks Trump to move State of the Union address

Posted at 9:57 AM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 09:57:07-05

(CNN) — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking to move the day of the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the ongoing government shutdown.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29,” Pelosi writes in the letter dated Wednesday.

About 25% of the federal government has been shutdown since December 22, the longest such shutdown in US history.