It's not a formal State of the Union address -- that will come next year -- but on Tuesday President Trump will address a joint session of Congress in what amounts to the same thing. In years past, this has meant that camera-hogs on both sides of the aisle jockey for choice aisle seats so they can be seen shaking hands with the leader of the Free World as he makes his way toward the podium. But maybe not this year:
For nearly three decades, Engel has been on the aisle for every presidential address to Congress. For a fleeting moment, it’s just him and the president — two Republicans and two Democrats since he began the tradition in 1989 — shaking hands in a show of support for the leader of the free world.
Engel could be someplace else Tuesday night, when President Trump strides down the House’s center aisle to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. It’s not technically called a State of the Union this early in a presidential term, but Trump’s speech will have the same bells and whistles.
Engel has not decided yet what to do; he did not decide to attend Trump’s inauguration until the day before. Other Democrats who have previously angled for prime seats have decided to distance themselves from Trump, whose first month in office has prompted outrage from most congressional Democrats.
“I have no desire to sit on the aisle and shake the president’s hand,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.), who has traditionally positioned himself just off the aisle and leaned over his colleagues to get a moment with the president. Not this time. He’ll be in the chamber, but far away from the aisle.
Well, bully for him. Remember when Joe Wilson shouted at Barack Obama for blatantly lying during a SOTU:
Democrats reacted in horror. But now, snubbing the new president -- and telling the world about it -- just because your nose is still out of joint is apparently A-OK. Because, after all, Trump has nobody to blame but himself:
This is just the latest example of how Trump has scrambled the most basic of traditions in Washington. On Jan. 20, for Trump’s inauguration, a third of House Democrats publicly declared they were boycotting the swearing-in ceremony, led by civil rights icon John Lewis (D-Ga.), who declared Trump an illegitimate president because of alleged Russian meddling with the 2016 election contest.ii
I was not on a fault finding mission, and Marilyn I totally agree with one caveat, one is causational of the other-ergo the lefts seditious behavior defines their complete absence of etiquette and vise versa. these so called millennia snowflakes are best described as useful idiots. they are the very misguided tools that the left will happily exploit to regain control of this country-case and point the 3 million popular vote HRC-this is what the left is hanging their political hat on
Good, I hope all the demorats boycott the speech. Can you imagine the welcome and applause that he will get if there are no demorats there?
Not to mention, the American people seeing them in action will only bolster Trump's popularity and strength.
OR, let them come and disrupt the process and have Trump tell the Sargent In Arms to remove all of them from the floor. How sweet would that be???? I can bet you he, Trump, wouldn't think twice about doing that. IF the demorats can hold a "sit in" on the floor, so can the Republican's, however, the rhino's would probably not allow that to happen.
These Dem's (Globalists) That includes John McCann and Graham could do all of us a favor and boycott the State of the Union Address as it should be for all Americans not Globalists. Who wants to hear them any longer they have nothing to add, we know there playbook and I am sick of it. Whenever one comes on the stations I watch for news I turn it off, it's like a broken record. I have been so upset all these decades I would like to be happy for a change and just listen to the truth on how President Trump will bring our country back.
What should upset you is that ABC Entertainment has blocked this video however can still see on YTUBE.
I am proud of this Joe Wilson as everyone on the Republican side understood what happened but none had the guts to stand up and tell the American people. When he said his bill did not cover illegals, it does and he was the only one to say that was not true.
It's best if the president not shake their hands. It's best if no Democrat is seen in any proximity to DJT. All of them should be absent that night. Their empty seats will tell the world how powerless they truly are. They will be conspicuous by their absence in that they will hardly be noticed, such is the magnitude of their electoral defeats.
Legal immigrants, sporting legal immigrant patriotic regalia, should be placed in large numbers to dwarf the illegal aliens the DemKrats intend to insert into the event. A large pro-Trump, pro-legal immigrant demonstration needs to be staged on the front lawn of the capitol building. Its numbers need to dwarf anything the DemKrats stage. The pro-Trump immigrants must be selected from all ethnic communities. When the president arrives, he should greet them by walking before their line, campaign style, followed by our cameras. The RNC should purchase national network time and broadcast this ceremony in real time. Fake Media can cover it, but we'll do it independently, thank you.
I hope Trump breaks "political protocol", and avoids the goombah, hand shaking tradition, altogether !! He's got much more important things TO GET DONE THAN PANDER TO THESE BLATANT, COMMIE BASTURDS OF THE DEFEATED , who are a clear and present danger to the safety of Trump, and the Republic !! I would find that Very Refreshing !! After all , pandering, and working towards "compromise", is the traditional role of a "politician", which Trump IS NOT !! GOD BLESS TRUMP, AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA !!
Angry Dem Impeachment ‘Witness’: Pam Karlan Donated Thousands To Hillary And Was On Clinton’s List For Potential SCOTUS Nomination
The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, kicked off its first impeachment circus Wednesday morning.
The four ‘witnesses’ testifying have never actually witnessed any of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine firsthand — the four witnesses are law professors offering legal analysis.
One of the witnesses the Dems rolled out is an angry Hillary Clinton donor who was on Crooked’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination.
No wonder why this unhinged, dowdy woman is so pissed off!
“Professor Pam Karlan donated thousands of dollars to Democrats and was on Hillary Clinton’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination. So she certainly has no vendetta against President Trump,” GOP Rep. Mark Walker said.
Congressman Walker also pointed out that Noah Feldman, the Dems first partisan witness in Wednesday’s hearing tweeted about impeaching Trump right after he was sworn in.