Nancy Pelosi appears to be on a mission to muzzle President Trump, but so far her attempts to gag him are backfiring. The more she resists his administration and the policies he’s advancing, the more she looks and sounds like a petulant spoiled child. Her latest ploy was to ask him to postpone the State Of The Union address until the government shutdown is ended, citing security concerns. The perception of a lack of security seems to be hers, and hers alone.
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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.
— Secretary Kirstjen M. 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 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.
Source: The Gateway Pundit
So once again the Democrats want to dismiss the Constitution as irrelevant and useless because it stands in the way of their agenda. President Trump is under a mandate to give the SOTU address, and the thing that we know will come out will be yet another expose of the slackers and obstructionists on the left side of the political aisle.
The idea of giving his speech in the Senate Chambers sounds like a good idea to me! I don’t know how well the seating there would accommodate all the members of the House of Representatives, but I imagine an overflow room with a closed-circuit TV instant view could be arranged if there aren’t enough seats available.
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