Transcript for White House says Trump ‘accepted the Speaker’s invitation’ for State of the Union
Next this evening, two days after the president was impeachment by the house, Nancy Pelosi inviting the president to deliver the address February 4th. President trump tonight firing back at "Christianity today." Here's Jonathan Karl. Reporter: Just days after voting to impeach president trump, speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi today sent him in an invitation, writing, "In the spirit of respecting our constitution, I invite you to deliver your state of the union address." And she set a date, February 4th, that could coincide with the senate impeachment trial. Speaker Pelosi still hasn't decided when to send the articles of impeachment to the senate. But in an interview with the associated press, she said, "No matter what the senate does, he's impeached forever." It comes as "Christianity today," a magazine founded by evangelical leader Billy graham, published an editorial calling for the president to be removed from office, declaring his actions regarding Ukraine "Profoundly immoral." It's a rare rebuke from evangelical Christians, who the president constantly courts. And did you notice that everybody is saying merry Christmas again? Reporter: Trump hit back on Twitter, calling the magazine "Far left" and "Progressive." Billy graham's son Franklin said his late father would be embarrassed by the editorial. But "Christianity today" points out they once called for bill Clinton to be removed from office, too. Today they quoted from that 1998 editorial, saying the words apply to president trump as well. "Unsavory dealings and immoral acts by the president and those close to him have rendered this administration morally unable to lead." Let's get right to Jon, live at the white house. Speaker Pelosi inviting the president to deliver the state of the union. And tonight, the president accepting? Reporter: The white house put out a statement saying the president has accepted the invitation. The top lawyer at the white house spent the day prepaing for the trial. And the president is about to leave for Florida, spending the holidays at mar-a-lago with his family. Jon, thank you. Overseas, new developments in the case making international
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