President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address Tuesday night before a joint session of Congress.
What’s going on
- Trump will speak before Congress during what’s looks like a busy week for Trump and Congress. You may want to prepare for fireworks since Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives and is expected to be acquitted by the Senate later this week.
- The State of the Union is an annual address the president gives before Congress. It fulfills the U.S. Constitution’s call for the president “from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union back in December. “In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives.”
- Trump is expected to give an “optimistic” State of the Union address before the final impeachment vote, which is expected to be Wednesday.
- Meanwhile, Democrats are preparing to protest the State of the Union address, according to The Hill. “Female Democrats are reprising their coordinated white outfits to show solidarity with women, and, as in years past, at least a handful of lawmakers are considering or planning to boycott Trump’s speech in the House chamber entirely.”
- The state of the union will come one day after the Iowa caucuses, which will give voters a chance to weigh in on the Democratic primary. It will also come during a busy week that includes the final day of the senate impeachment trial and another Democratic debate, which is expected for Friday in New Hampshire.
What time does it start?
- The State of the Union address will begin at 9 p.m. ET (7 p.m. MT).
- Coverage across multiple networks will likely begin around 8 p.m. Full panels will be on tap for analysis and hot takes on what to expect.
How to watch
- A number of networks and channels will host the address so it’s really your call to decide. You can check it out on:
- CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and others.
- Noticias Telemundo will likely carry it as well.
How to stream
- The State of the Union will be available for streaming on multiple locations. Most major networks like CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and others will allow you to stream if you have a cable subscription.
- DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, Philo, Sling and Fubo TV offer free trials if you need to stream it.
- FoxBusiness.com will include coverage of the address and a live blog on its homepage. It will host a live stream once the speech begins at 9 p.m. ET. Fox Business will share live special coverage of Trump’s address and the Democratic response. Coverage will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
- The White House will also offer a stream on YouTUbe.