Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday was elected to lead the U.S. House of Representatives, passed rules packages for how the Congress will operate, and passed a series of six bills to reopen the federal government.
Sometime in the midst of that very busy day she found time to set the date for President Donald Trump to deliver the State of the Union Address, and send him a letter inviting him to perform the constitutionally-mandated ritual.
“The Constitution established the legislative, executive and judicial branches as co-equal branches of government, to be a check and balance on each other,” Speaker Pelosi reminds President Trump. “The Constitution also calls for the President to ‘from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.'”
“In the spirit of our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in the House Chamber,” Pelosi writes (below). “I look forward to welcoming you to the Congress.”
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 4, 2019
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Activists Project Image of Pelosi in Sunglasses Walking Away From Exploding White House Onto a Federal Building
An activist group called Resistance SF projected a photoshopped image featuring the now-iconic photo of Nancy Pelosi putting on her sunglasses, with a background of an exploding White House, just days after the former and likely next Speaker of the House took on President Trump face-to-face, and won in a fact-based battle.
“White House agenda of #TrumpShutdown in flames after one visit by Nancy Pelosi.
#TeamPelosi — at San Francisco Federal Building,” wrote the group on their Facebook page Wednesday night.
Here’s the post:
“The image of Pelosi quickly began circulating on social media. Writer Andrew Bradley told The Hill that he created the image by superimposing Pelosi’s picture with the watercolor by Tom Freeman entitled ‘The Burning of the White House, 1814,'” The Hill reports.
For those enamored with Pelosi’s “like a boss” sunglasses move, Adam Shapiro created this GIF:
I didn’t realize how much I needed a GIF of Pelosi putting on her sunglasses after giving trump a smock down in the oval…live on television. pic.twitter.com/1sxmsEmKSI
— Adam Shapiro (@adamshapiro) December 11, 2018
Image, top: Screenshot via Shapiro’s GIF
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