News: @SpeakerPelosi letter to President Trump suggesting he move State of the Union until after government re-opens – or submit his speech in writing instead – due to Shutdown effect in DHS and Secret Service, via @FoxReports & @arogDC: pic.twitter.com/CPMvjm7shr
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 16, 2019
Courtesy of Politico:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address — or deliver it in writing — as long as the government remains shut down.
Pelosi said the partial shutdown has hamstrung both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, potentially harming the security planning that precedes the primetime address.
“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to Trump.
Damn! That is a gangster move right there.
And the best part is that she is not wrong. Trump should indeed postpone the SOTU speech until he solves this crisis that he created.
But he won’t because his ego will not allow it.
Especially now that Pelosi has made this suggestion publicly.
Which of course she also knows, which is what makes this such a badass thing to do.
Man no wonder Trump wants to circumvent Nancy Pelosi in his talks about the border wall and government shutdown.
She will eat his damn lunch for him every single time.