10/10/2020

President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, a day before the Senate holds its acquittal vote on the articles of impeachment. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer will give the Democrats’ response, and Rep. Veronica Esc…

President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, a day before the Senate holds its acquittal vote on the articles of impeachment. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer will give the Democrats response, and Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-TX) will deliver the Democrats response in Spanish. Numerous Democrats like Reps. Al Green (D-TX), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) will boycott the address.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

8:30 PM: Republicans waiting for Trump:
The seat saving by GOPers on or near the center aisle where Trump will walk down for the SOTU is underway – some I’ve spotted:Rep Gohmert Rep Long Rep Van Drew Rep Perry Rep Johnson Rep Marchant Rep LaMalfa Rep GoodenRep Bilirakis
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) February 4, 2020
8:25 PM: Excerpts of Trump’s speech:
Excerpts of Trump’s speech: pic.twitter.com/R1ks7isrWa
Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) February 5, 2020
8:15 PM: Whitmer releases excerpts of response:
NEW: Office of Gov. Whitmer releases excerpts of her Democratic response to President Trumps #SOTU tonight. pic.twitter.com/LHVQkqHg15
— Mark Cavitt (@MarkCavitt) February 5, 2020
8:00 PM: State of the Union: Economy booming:
Why should @realDonaldTrump talk about impeachment at the #SOTU when we have the hottest economy in history? https://t.co/0eeWTv7n8c
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) February 4, 2020
The real worry for Ds right now isnt the IA caucus mess, its that: 1) latest Gallup has Trump at 49%, highest ever of his presidency; 2) other polls out this week show Trump on high end of his job approve range; and 1/2
— amy walter (@amyewalter) February 4, 2020
Split Squad: Omar, Tlaib to attend in protest:
I am attending tonights address not to confer any legitimacy on his actions, his statements, or his presidency.
I am attending on behalf of all of those targeted by this President to say, We are greater than hate.
My presence tonight is resistance.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 4, 2020
“There is no right or wrong way to protest.” —@ayannapressley
I’m joining my sisters in Congress in wearing white–my white #PalestinianThobe–to #SOTU. Being #unapologeticallyMe is my way of protesting this #ImpeachedPresident. pic.twitter.com/S8bHJPyDpz
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) February 4, 2020
Guaido will attend SOTY:
Exclusive: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will attend tonight’s State of the Union address as a guest of the White House, suggesting that Trump still sees him as the best chance to replace Maduro https://t.co/JHbYjrypfs@JenniferJJacobs@justinsink
— Patricia Laya (@PattyLaya) February 4, 2020
Dems, Independents Don’t Even Want to Watch SOTU:
Nearly two in five (39%) Americans plan to watch President Donald Trump’s State of the Union message tonight. 47% say they will not be watching and don’t want to watch the address tonight. https://t.co/OkhlaSavnX#SOTU#SOTU2020pic.twitter.com/e4SZqVlyvK
— YouGovUS (@YouGovUS) February 4, 2020
Resistance Democrats boycotting:
After much deliberation, I have decided that I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trumps lawless conduct & subversion of the Constitution.
None of this is normal, and I will not legitimize it.
Consequently, I will not be attending the State of the Union.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 4, 2020
Because of an impeached, reckless, ruthless, lawless, shameless, corrupt, & unapologetically bigoted president – who is still engaging in a coverup, the state of the House, the state of the Senate, and the #StateOfTheUnion are divided.
I will NOT attend #SOTU2020.
— Congressman Al Green (@RepAlGreen) February 4, 2020
I am not attending tonights sham #SOTUhttps://t.co/U9skFWohse
— Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) February 4, 2020
To think that I would attend the #SOTU to hear the message of an IMPEACHED president is a thought that in no way would be consistent w/ my fight and struggle against this dishonorable president. I will certainly NOT be there!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) February 4, 2020
I will #BoycottSOTU, but the crowd will be filled w/ people impacted most by Trump’s policies & McConnell’s shameful inaction. I gave my ticket to Michelle Freedman, a tireless advocate for lower Rx prices. Her experience is why we’re fighting to improve the #StateOfHealthCare
— Earl Blumenauer (@repblumenauer) February 4, 2020
I’m not interested in listening to this impeached President lie. Therefore, I will not be attending the #SOTU2020 tonight.
— Bennie G. Thompson (@BennieGThompson) February 4, 2020