President Trump to Deliver Second State of the Union

President Trump to Deliver Second State of the Union

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019: President Trump is set to deliver his State of the Union address, a tradition dating back to the founding of the United States and one that is constitutionally mandated by Article II section 3. It is widely speculated that the President will provide updates on border security, foreign policy, and comment on the economic growth experienced since he took office.

Delivering on campaign promises is what sets President Trump apart from his peers, and it is something he takes pride in. The wall, a central theme, is likely to receive the most attention tonight.

The President is at odds with a significant portion of Congress on matters of foreign policy and border security. The Democratic Party, now led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the House of Representatives, signaled that she would oppose the President’s wall funding. In a report by Business Insider, the Speaker labeled the wall, “immoral, ineffective, expensive.”

On the opposite side of the aisle, newcomer Texas Republican Dan Crenshaw visited the southern border to demonstrate that walls work. The congressman highlighted that areas of the border are largely open allowing migrants to push across the border without resistance. In an interview with Fox News Crenshaw reaffirmed his commitment to common sense border security, “do walls work? The answer is very clearly yes… it shouldn’t even be a partisan issue. This is very obviously getting our men and women the equipment they need.”

 The State of the Union address will air live at 6 p.m. central at:
HoustonCourant.com/sotu

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