Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested that President Donald Trump postpone his scheduled State of the Union address.

She claimed there were “security concerns” at the nation’s Capitol during the current partial government shutdown.

One Republican lawmaker has now offered President Trump a new venue to deliver his speech.

On Wednesday, House Speaker Pelosi penned a letter to the President which suggested that he postpone his annual address.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” Pelosi stated in the letter.

Conservative Tribune explains, “It’s abundantly clear by now that Pelosi is less concerned about security than she is about Trump criticizing her in front of the entire nation again. The California Democrat doesn’t want the president to tell the nation that the government shutdown would end if she and her party were willing to fund a border wall. But Pelosi might not be able to stop Trump from delivering a State of the Union address.”

President Trump isn’t required to give his speech on the House floor, even though it has become a tradition.

Republican Speaker of the North Carolina House, Tim Moore, invited Trump to speak there on Friday.

“It is my sincere pleasure as the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives to invite you to deliver your second State of the Union Address in our chamber of this state’s General Assembly,” Moore said in a statement.

“It would be a nice symbolic gesture to hold the annual address miles away from the swamp. The state lawmakers in North Carolina probably would be welcoming than Congress, which features plenty of people who are openly hateful to the president,” Conservative Tribune explains.

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