Trump is polarizing simply because he’s a Republican. That won’t stop an esteemed guest from coming because he doesn’t really care what anyone thinks. Sean Hannity will be there on an important evening for the new president. The media shows up to do some skewing of words and stand on semantics, but it seems the Hannity is the guest Congressman Gohmert and will be there for the show, not work.
From Western Journalism:
Fox News host Sean Hannity reportedly will be in attendance at President Donald Trump’s Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday night.
Each representative can invite one guest, and Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, has chosen Hannity, according to the Washington Examiner.
“Congressman Gohmert’s good friend, Sean Hannity, will be his guest again this year,” Gohmert’s spokeswoman, Kimberly Willingham, told the Examiner.
This will mark the second time Hannity will be Gohmert’s guest for such a speech. In 2014, the syndicated talk show radio host attended then-President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
Hannity also has been a friend of Trump’s for many years and strongly supported him during the presidential campaign.
Trump will deliver his speech Tuesday from the speaker’s lectern in the House chamber.
Although this will mark the president’s first formal address to both the House and Senate, it will not be an official State of the Union address. Trump’s first will be next year.
Article III of the U.S. Constitution requires the president to “give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.”
The president’s annual address to Congress has evolved over time.
1790 – President George Washington delivered the first annual speech to Congress.
1801 – President Thomas Jefferson decided to deliver the address to Congress in writing. This tradition continued until the 20th century.
1913 – President Woodrow Wilson returned to the original oral delivery established by Washington.
1936 – President Franklin Roosevelt delivered the first evening address.
1923 – President Calvin Coolidge’s speech was the first to be broadcast on radio.
1947 – President Harry Truman’s address was the first to be broadcast on television.
1986 – President Ronald Reagan’s address was the first and only one to be postponed, due to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
1997 – President Bill Clinton’s address was the first to be broadcast live on the Internet.
Immediately following the president’s address, former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will deliver the Democratic response.
Trump’s address is set to begin shortly after 9 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday.
This is a sign that some people know how to take a night off from trying to control people’s political opinions. Even if that person tends to be honest and helpful. Enjoy your evening Mr. Hannity.