Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, says it would make sense to delay the State of the Union if Trump’s Senate impeachment trial goes beyond the date of Trump’s expected Feb. 4 address.
The unprecedented, odd circumstance of an impeachment trial during the State of the Union has some in Washington wondering whether Senate Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill may urge a delay.
“Well, it’s going to become awkward, isn’t it? To be the president giving the State of the Union in a chamber where he’s just been charged with high crimes and misdemeanors? It’s not my decision to make, but I can see why that might be a consideration,” Cornyn, who until January was majority whip, second in rank only to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, told the Washington Examiner.