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DHS, Secret Service backhand Pelosi over ‘security concerns’ claim regarding POTUS Trump’s State of the Union Address

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claimed in a letter to POTUS Donald Trump on Wednesday that the two of them should “work together” to “reschedule” his Jan. 29 State of the Union Address if the partial government shutdown remains in effect because of “security” concerns, but those have been smacked down by the agencies responsible for providing it.

“This requires hundreds of people working on the logistics and security of it. Most of those people are either furloughed or victims of the shutdown. The president’s shutdown. But that isn’t the point. The point is security. … [It’s] a security decision which is completely out of my hands,” Pelosi said in a subsequent press conference.

However, both CNN and NBC News, neither what you could consider pro-Trump media, have reported that Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security pushed back on Pelosi’s nonsensical claims.

“Secret Service is fully ready to offer full protection during the #SOTU, a sr. law enforcement official tells @petewilliamsnbc. ‘It’s a no-fail mission,’ the official says. Though USSS personnel are not being paid, the intelligence & protection functions are fully staffed,” Peter Alexander at NBC News tweeted.

“We’ve been planning for this for months, as we always do. It didn’t start up 29 days ago,” the official continued.

“A senior DHS official tells me that Speaker Pelosi’s claim regarding security concerns surrounding the State of the Union during a shutdown has ‘zero’ credibility… ‘It is a serious event but one we can handle,'” CNN correspondent Elizabeth Landers tweeted.




Fox News’ Cortney O’Brien also noted that DHS officials said “no one from Pelosi’s office called the Secret Service to ask if they had concerns about SOTU before she sent that letter,” which reportedly surprised her aides.

As we noted earlier, the hypocrisy of Pelosi’s security concerns was not lost on us, nor was the irony. She professes to be worried about security for the SOTU, without merit it turns out, though a portion of the government is shut down precisely because she isn’t concerned about security along our U.S.-Mexico border.

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4 Comments on "DHS, Secret Service backhand Pelosi over ‘security concerns’ claim regarding POTUS Trump’s State of the Union Address"

  1. Obviously Nancy does not want the President have an opportunity to tell the American people the truth about illegal immigration. She wants to shut him up, which is the democrat way.

  2. I would almost rather Trump gave the SOTU address from the Oval Office so I don’t have to watch the treasonous Dems sitting on their thumbs no matter what he says.

  3. another example of putting party politics ahead of the country and its citizens. Good news, Nancy is pretty old her time is coming to an end. I expect she will retire after the dems lose the majority in 2020 because of her stupid positions. Ask Tom daschle what happens when you obstruct.

  4. Pelosi thinks we are too dumb to see through her deception. Then again, she suffers from dementia.

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