Dissension in the ranks: Steny Hoyer breaks with Pelosi, says he would welcome Trump for SOTU

Dissension in the ranks: Steny Hoyer breaks with Pelosi, says he would welcome Trump for SOTU
Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi (Images: YouTube screen grab)

By Henry Rodgers

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he would be willing to allow President Donald Trump to give his State of the Union address on the House floor, breaking with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Fox News’s Neil Cavuto asked Hoyer if he’d be open to allowing Trump to address everyone in person.

“Sure,” Hoyer responded.

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Cavuto then asked if he thought Pelosi would also allow Trump to give the speech on the House floor Jan. 29.

“Look, I don’t know what the discussions have been, so I don’t want to say,” Hoyer replied.

He also said “physical barriers are a part of the solution” in his appearance, something Democrats have adamantly opposed.

The White House contacted the U.S. Capitol looking to schedule a walk-through for its staff Monday, despite being uninvited by Pelosi earlier in January. (RELATED: Despite Rescinded Invitation, Trump Moves Toward State Of Union Address At Capitol)

House Democrats will still have to come to an agreement in order for Trump to give his annual address.

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