(CBS) — Local Congress members seem to be trying to make statements in their selections of guests for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening. In many cases, they are saying “Thank you”….and more, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Democratic Congressman Michael Quigley has invited Syrian-American activist Ala’a Basatneh as a guest for her work against Syrian President Assad’s regime.
Fellow Democratic Luis Gutierrez is hosting Illinois Planned Parenthood president Carole Brite, and she’s elated.
“Congressmen Gutierrez trusts women to make the decisions that are right for them without government interference,” Brite said.