Every day the government is shut down, the Democrat Party loses a little more credibility with the American voters. The longer the shutdown drags out, the more Democrat leadership is going to be forced to have to explain to the American people why they refuse to fund a wall to protect our southern border from foreign invaders.
Earlier today, Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tweeted a letter that she sent to President Trump, asking him to delay his State of The Union speech to the American people until the government reopens. In her letter, Pelosi cited “security concerns” surrounding the scheduled event. In her letter, Pelosi suggested the reason the Secret Service would be unable to effectively do their jobs to protect the President and the lawmakers, is due to the government shutdown.
Here’s a portion of Nancy Pelosi’s letter to President Trump:
In September 2018, Secretary Nielsen designated State of the Union Addresses as National Special Security Events (NSSEs), recognizing the need for “the full resources of the Federal Government to be brought to bear” to ensure the security of these events. The extraordinary demands presented by NSSEs require weeks of detailed planning with dozens of agencies working together to prepare for the safety of all participants.
The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events by Public Law 106-544, December 19, 2000. However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.
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.
Along with the letter, Pelosi tweeted:
“Today, I wrote to
@realDonaldTrump recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the @SecretService, the lead federal agency for #SOTU security, faces its 26th day without funding.”
Today, I wrote to @realDonaldTrump recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the @SecretService, the lead federal agency for #SOTU security, faces its 26th day without funding. https://t.co/K2oL8WGvqo pic.twitter.com/g3fIlxDbbK
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 16, 2019
Does Nancy actually think anyone believes her when she cites “security concerns” as a reason to shut down Trump’s address to the nation? Her request to delay President Trump’s SOTU speech is an embarrassing attempt by Democrats to keep President Trump from appearing before the entire country, as he stands in front of the United States Congress, in a clear position of power, as Nancy is forced to sit behind him, powerless to object to a single word he says.
Are Nancy and her fellow Democrats concerned about President Trump using his upcoming SOTU speech to expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats who used to be in favor of funding a wall on our southern border, before Trump made the promise of building a wall on our southern border, the cornerstone of his candidacy?
Democrat leaders know, that if they can stop President Trump from fulfilling his promise of building the wall on our southern border to Americans, it will be their best chance to defeat him in 2020. Meanwhile, for their part, the Democrat Party-aligned media refuses to demand Democrat leaders explain their opposition to funding the wall to the American people.
Does Nancy actually think the Secret Service would not do their jobs because their paychecks are being delayed? Did anyone bother to ask if Nancy actually discussed the “security” issues with Secret Service or DHS?
According to FOX News Chief White House correspondent, John Roberts, Nancy Pelosi is telling a bald face LIE.
During an interview with Fox News host Harris Faulkner, Roberts reveals that “NOBODY” from Nancy Pelosi’s office called the Secret Service to see if there were any security concerns, saying that this is “all about politics.”
Watch the incredible exchange here:
Former Secret Service agent and Fox News host Dan Bongino weighed in on Pelosi’s statement, citing “security issues” at the SOTU, suggesting the Secret Service won’t be able to do their jobs because of their delayed pay.
Bongino responded to Pelosi about her “grotesque political posturing”:
The Secret Service is stacked with PATRIOTS, not politicians such as Speaker Pelosi. They will do an exemplary job as they ALWAYS do. This is grotesque political posturing by a swamp politico desperate to damage the President, and not to do what’s best for the country.
The Secret Service is stacked with PATRIOTS, not politicians such as Speaker Pelosi. They will do an exemplary job as they ALWAYS do. This is grotesque political posturing by a swamp politico desperate to damage the President, and not to do what’s best for the country. https://t.co/5VA6Idssja
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 16, 2019