Congressman Glenn Thompson has broken the huddle and announced his guest for tonight’s State of the Union address.
It’s new Pennsylvania State University Football Coach James Franklin.
“With the beginning of a new year, we are filled with a sense of optimism and possibility. The State of the Union offers us the chance to reflect upon the previous year and provides us with a preview of the challenges and opportunities that we face together,” Thompson, of Howard Township, Centre County, R-5th Dist., said in a statement.
“Given these sentiments, it’s an honor to have Coach Franklin as my guest for this occasion,” he said.
Franklin, named Penn State’s new coach on Jan. 11, said in a statement: “I am grateful and very appreciative of Rep. Glenn Thompson’s invitation to attend the President’s State of the Union Address. I look forward to hearing the president’s vision for 2014 and beyond and what we, as citizens of the greatest union in the world, can do to help move our nation forward.”
Thompson, whose district includes eastern and southern Erie County, is a Penn State graduate.
– John Guerriero