Pelosi Just Canceled Trump’s State of the Union Address

When I scanned over this post my thoughts were –   WHY would Pres. Trump go into ENEMY TERRITORY to give a speech –  and why doesn’t he simply give his speech from his desk in the Oval Office and carry it on the WHITE HOUSE web page  https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/ where those who want to see and hear can tune in on their computers.  Totally bypass the idiots in charge in Congress and the enemy agents media.  Seems simple enough to me.  That way the Democrats and RINO’S can continue to enjoy their vacations away from doing the work they were elected to do.  Afterall – they don’t really want to be in the snow and cold in WDC when the beaches are calling out to them.

Jackie Juntti
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Pelosi Just Canceled Trump’s State of the Union Address

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sent a letter to President Trump asking to reschedule the State of the Union address due to the Government shutdown.

[January 16, 2019

The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

On January 3rd, it was my privilege as Speaker to invite you to deliver the State of the Union address on January 29th. The Constitution calls for the President to “from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.” During the 19th Century and up until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, these annual State of the Union messages were delivered to Congress in writing. And since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.

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

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely, CV A
NANCY ,)E,‘). Speaker of the House

As reported by dailycaller.com

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seeking to delay President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address until after the government shutdown is over.

“A State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown,” she said in a letter to Trump, adding “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.”

Pelosi referenced the lack of pay to the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security employees, and the possible effect on security surrounding the landmark yearly event.

Pelosi’s request to Trump for a delay in the state of the union address comes during the partial government shutdown, which is part of a broader high stakes fight over funding for the border wall. Trump is demanding $5.7 billion in funding for the wall, but Democratic leaders are saying they’ll only offer $1.6 billion.

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