The Democrat’s armor is starting to crack.
On Wednesday, Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, unwillingly revealed to Americans that Democrats are losing support for their unpopular decision to shut down the government over their refusal to fund a wall on our southern border. In a letter to President Trump, Speaker Pelosi explained that she felt his State of the Union address to the American people should be postponed until after the government is reopened. Pelosi cited “security concerns” as a reason for deciding to cancel his State of the Union speech. Unfortunately, for Nancy, Secret Service almost immediately rebuked her claim that Secret Service would be unable to do fully execute in their jobs to keep everyone safe.
A reporter from The Blaze caught up with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), to get his thoughts about the government shutdown and the efforts by House Democrats to block President Trump from his scheduled State Of The Union speech. Senator Ted Cruz laughed about Pelosi’s embarrassing efforts to keep the President from addressing the general public, saying “Nancy Pelosi is terrified, number one of her extreme left-wing base—she is captive of them.” Cruz continued, “And number two, the position of Congressional Democrats on this shutdown is objectively unreasonable. In 2013, Chuck Schumer and every Senate Democrat voted in favor of 350 miles of border wall, they have right now, shut the government down to stop 234 miles of border wall. Cruz paused, then questioned the hypocrisy of their position, “Now I don’t know how you explain why you voted for 350 miles, but you shut the government down to stop 234 miles. That is incoherent. The honest answer—It’s not a substantive disagreement” Cruz explained. “It’s a ‘their terrified’ of their extreme left wing who hates Trump—and that’s why we’re having a shutdown.”
Senator Cruz pointed out that Democrats showed their hand when they canceled President Trump’s State Of The Union, suggesting Speaker Pelosi is horrified about giving President Trump the opportunity to speak directly to the American public. Cruz explained the SOTU is, “an enormous platform for the president to speak directly to the people, and she [Pelosi] doesn’t’ want people focusing on the substance of this issue.” Cruz pointed out that Speaker Pelosi would prefer that the American people’s information about the government shutdown comes instead, through the filter of the anti-Trump mainstream media.
Senator Cruz claims that one of the most revealing moments in the discussions between Democrat leaders and President Trump over the funding of the wall came when President Trump invited Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). He laughed when he recalled the televised meeting Trump called with the Democrat leaders to openly air their objections in front of the American people. Cruz said, “It was a remarkable meeting. I thought the funniest and most revealing moment was when Pelosi said multiple times, please, can we turn the cameras off? Can we get the reporters out of here? She didn’t want people to see them that their position was objectively indefensible. He continued, “So, she’s trying to hide from the cameras, and I don’t think we should let her.”
Watch the exchange here:
Sen. @tedcruz on Pelosi delaying Trump’s #SOTU address: “Nancy Pelosi is terrified, number one, of her extreme left-wing base; she is captive of that; and number two, the position of Congressional Democrats in this shutdown is objectively unreasonable.” pic.twitter.com/t5zKqAXGc2
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 18, 2019