SPEAKER PELOSI: “I Don’t Care” If Secret Service Said it Could Secure State of the Union Address
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is losing the border security showdown with President Trump and her latest attempt to postpone the State of the Union Address is proof of that.
On Wednesday, Pelosi asked Trump to postpone the State of the Union address in a letter sent to the President, citing security concerns due to the government shutdown and lack of funds to Homeland Security.
Of course this security claim is total nonsense.
Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed the DHS and Secret Service are fully prepared to support the State of the Union.
The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland.
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) January 16, 2019
In fact, the Secret Service is ready to secure the State of the Union and described it as a “no fail” mission.
Colleague John Roberts rpts security officials say no one from Hse Dem ldrshp reached out to them about prep for State of the Union. DHS says USSS is "ready for State of the Union. Described this as a "no fail" mission.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 16, 2019
But Pelosi told reporters Wednesday night she “doesn’t care” if the Secret Service is prepared to secure the State of the Union address scheduled for January 29.
It is required by Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution that the President “give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
The Democrats are proposing that President Trump submit his State of the Union address in writing rather than give a speech.
On Thursday morning Senator Rand Paul said said President Trump should move the State of the Union Address to the US Senate — Trump should take Rand Paul’s advice and bring Angel Moms with him so he could give the Democrats a good lashing.