After sitting impatiently on the sidelines for months, President Trump on Tuesday night will finally get a chance to address — face to face — the House Democrats who impeached him and the senators who will soon vote on whether to end his presidency.
It could prove to be an awkward State of the Union address.
Sitting just behind Trump, and elevated on the House dais during his speech, will be Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who initially resisted impeachment efforts before eventually signing off on them. Trump and Pelosi haven’t spoken since a contentious White House meeting in October when the two traded insults.
Among those seated in front of the president will be House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and his fellow impeachment managers, as well as Senate Democrats who will vote unsuccessfully to remove Trump from office less than 24 hours after his speech.