Thursday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin responded to the president's letter to Nancy Pelosi canceling her government-funded travel plans while the government shutdown is still in effect.
"The president of the United States didn't start this," Levin reminded listeners. "Nancy Pelosi withdrawing, effectively, her invitation to the president of the United States to give the State of the Union address in the House of Representatives: That's the first time in American history — in the last century — that that's ever been done, ever. And I guess the Republicans are so used to a president rolling over and just wringing his hands and saying, 'That's not nice' ... that they have trouble comprehending when a president of the United States stands up not just for himself, not just for you, the people who voted for him and support him, but for the Constitution."
Levin suggested that instead of having a rally in lieu of the State of the Union address, the president should hold the address in the Senate.
"The United States Capitol building, ladies and gentlemen, belongs to you. It does not belong to Nancy Pelosi. It doesn't belong to the Democrats. The president of the United States is going to give a speech to the nation, whether Pelosi likes it or not. And he ought to give the speech to the nation from the same building as every other president has used. And do it from the Senate: Explain that it's perfectly safe and secure there, call her out in a very statesman-like way, and explain what he's having to deal with. If he goes out in the country, in Kansas, or Wyoming, or Montana, or whatever it is, it kind of loses its environment and its appeal, as far as I'm concerned. The American people need to know what's going on, that it's not just another rally."
"You're with the people; we know that. Stand your ground. Do not surrender the United States Capitol to Nancy Pelosi. Do not surrender the United States Capitol to Chuck Schumer. Stand there: State of the Union, to the United States, and the American people, and the entire world," he said.
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