President Trump is set to deliver the annual State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress tonight – and to call it historic is not an understatement. For the first time in history, the President of the United States will be welcomed by the House Speaker that led the charge to impeach him...and he’ll deliver the speech in the House chamber where he was recently impeached.
All this against the backdrop of the expected Senate vote to acquit him, which is expected to come late tomorrow afternoon. According to reports, some Republicans have asked Trump to avoid talking about impeachment during his remarks. Either way, at least three House Dems will reportedly be skipping the address.
Whether Mr. Trump will follow the request of his party faithful remains to be seen, but word on the Hill is that he will. Instead, he’s expected to headline accomplishments in the past three-plus years, including new trade deals and the strong economy. Trump will also lay out his election-year agenda. Look for the speech across all major broadcast and cable networks tonight, starting at 9pm ET.
While the Democratic Party's official response to the President’s address will be given by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, that’s not good enough for Vermont Senator/Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. The Senator has confirmed he’ll deliver his own rebuttal tonight at 10:30pm from the Currier Museum of Art Auditorium in Manchester, New Hampshire. No word on anyone airing it as yet, but it will surely turn up online.
Source: ABC News