The White House announced on Friday that US President Donald Trump accepted an invitation by Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to deliver his speech on the state of the union on February 4.
The formal investigation against Trump
- Firstly, The call for an annual speech in Congress comes at a tumultuous political moment.
- In addition, the accusation of Trump of abuse of power and obstructing the work of Congress.
- Finally, He is now facing a Senate trial, almost certain that will end with his acquittal.
Pelosi and Trump
- The confrontation expected to be fiery between Pelosi and Trump.
- As well as, the woman who launched the formal investigation against him, who ended up being accused.
Nancy Pelosi said on her Twitter account:
- “No one is above the law, Mr President”
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 19, 2019
Her letter comes two days after the House voted almost exclusively along party lines to impeach Trump.
- It consists of 3 paragraphs
- Also, It stresses the principle of the separation of powers confirmed by the US Constitution.
- Alleging that he abused his power by pressing the Ukrainian government to investigate a political opponent.
- As well as, he obstructed Congress in lawmakers’ probe into his actions.
Pelosi sent a letter to Trump saying:
“In the spirit of respecting our constitution, I invite you to deliver your speech on the state of the union to a joint session of Congress on February 4, 2020.”
According to a White House spokesman, Hogan Gidley.
- Trump accepted “the call of the Speaker of the House.”
Trump will deliver the speech in the House of Representatives, in the same legislative chamber that referred on Wednesday to trial by the Senate.
Their relationship between Trump and Pelosi get worse
On the eve of his referral to trial
- At first, Trump wrote an angry 6-page letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
- Eventually, he accused her of “waging an open war against American democracy.”