American Thinker: House speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter on January 16, 2019 to President Trump asking him to reschedule his upcoming State of the Union because of security concerns:
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.
Speaker Pelosi’s political gambit to link the security of the State of the Union to the government shutdown was immediately spiked by a “can do” tweet sent out by DHS secretary Nielson:
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.
Additionally, yesterday, there was pure public buffoonery between Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.), third in line of succession to the presidency, and her Democrat majority leader, Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). After Speaker Pelosi sent the President her letter, Representative Hoyer publicly stated that the State of the Union “is off.”
But wait! Congressman Hoyer then admitted that he did not read the letter. He used the saying “Ready…fire…aim” in making his comment.
A representative for Hoyer told INSIDER he had “not read Speaker Pelosi’s letter and mischaracterized it” when he told CNN that the State of the Union address “is off.”
If the two most powerful leaders in the House of Representative cannot even coordinate a one-page letter, it is no wonder that in discussing “security concerns,” both Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer overlooked that they also have a huge leadership role in Capitol Hill security. MORE