State of the Union: Pre-game, Live Thread, and Reax
President Donald Trump will have the unique chance to give the State of the Union speech before the House of Representatives that impeached him and the Senate that will vote to acquit him tomorrow.
President Trump is delivering the final State of the Union address of his first term Tuesday, as the Senate is expected to acquit him of the two articles of impeachment passed by the House in December.
Any mention of Mr. Trump’s impeachment during the speech “is not currently planned,” a senior White House adviser involved in planning the address told CBS News.
The president will be addressing a nation that largely feels positive about the state of the economy and his handling of it, according to a recent CBS News poll, although more Americans feel he has divided the country than united it.
The Senate, which is in session Tuesday to allow senators to express their views on the impeachment trial, will adjourn early Tuesday for the joint address to Congress. It is not expected to hold the final vote on Mr. Trump’s acquittal until Wednesday.
So, what say you. Thoughts, comments, and open thread before, during and after. The live feed is available here.
UPDATE Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) will vote to remove President Trump on the first Article of Impeachment for abuse of power and to acquit on the second, obstruction of Congress. He is expected to be the only Republican defection.
JUST IN: Mitt Romney becomes first GOP senator to say he'll vote to convict in Trump's impeachment trial.
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