The Speaker of the National House of Representatives could have opened up the government any time after she was sworn in as Speaker. That might have been a smart move.
This was unprecedented to rescind an invitation to host the State of the Union Address. It is sad that they are willing to pick a fight this small against the others who don't share her political agenda.
However, many Democrats do not share her agenda. There are a lot of good, hard working Democrats who want the wall built and our country protected. The idea of protecting our borders is shared by many people --- including many Democrats. Some of the labor workers are looking forward to bidding on these contracts and actually building the wall. Some Democrats wonder why we're even fighting over this.
Why isn't our agenda the same? How about a common goal like protecting our Country?
Does anyone really care where the speech is delivered? Most of the people watch the State of the Union address remotely anyway, so it may not matter if the speaker is being foolish about holding the House Chamber as a hostage.
This is not her chamber! This is the people's chamber! It does not belong to the Democrat Party --- It belongs to all Americans! Just because she has a majority of her members who are willing to vote for whatever procedural vote she wants, doesn't mean it is a proper use of her power. Nobody has the right to use "the people's house" to be vindictive.
At the end of the day, I believe the Speaker did more harm to herself, her reputation and the reputation of the Democrat Party than what can be measured.