In a letter effectively rescinding her invitation to the president, she said: “I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened.”
Trump later said to reporters that Pelosi “doesn’t want to hear the truth — she doesn’t want the American people to hear what’s going on.”
Sources said the president is still determined to address the country, according to ABC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce: “The big question now is just, where? And what does that look like?”
2. Trump recognizes opposition leader in Venezuela
Yesterday, the opposition party in Venezuela declared Juan Guaido interim president of the troubled nation.
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Juan Guaido, leader of Venezuela’s opposition-run congress, declares himself interim president of the nation until elections can be held during a rally demanding President Nicolas Maduro’s resignation in Caracas, Venezuela. (photo credit: Fernando Llano/AP)
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