Skip to comments.DHS rebuts Pelosi, says State of the Union can go on during shutdown
Posted on 01/16/2019 12:49:25 PM PST by McGruff
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen undercut Speaker Nancy Pelosis justification for delaying the State of the Union speech, saying Wednesday that her department can handle security for the event even amid a government shutdown.
Ms. Nielsen, on Twitter, said the Secret Service is fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union.
Earlier in the day Mrs. Pelosi had sent a letter to President Trump telling him to ditch the Jan. 29 date planned for his address to Congress and the country. She said that with the shutdown, she feared the government couldnt guarantee security.
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I like Kirstjen, so far. She’d better not turn out to be an idiotic turncoat MSNBC contributor. For now, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. There is nothing in her background that would disabuse me of the notion that she is a patriot.
The speaker has to give the President permission to enter the House. The Sgt at Arms has the authority to deny entry to the President.
But there is no reason the State of the Union address cannot be given in a larger venue with the Judicial branch, The Senate,House Republicans ( the House Dems will boycott), in which the public can attend.
Can you imagine a 65,000 attendance by the public in support of PDJT with the other branches of government in attendance without Pelosi?
A TRUMP rally and State of the Union Address combined ?
Pelosi has unleashed the Trump Kraken!
She will be very, very sorry she did. PDJT gets his wall.
The left loses big league.
Have McConnell send Pelosi an invite to attend SOTU in the Senate chamber.
Good point Mrs. RQSR to have the SOTU in the Senate so Pence, and McConnell would be behind DJT at the podium instead of Pelosi, and McCarthy.
I personally would like the president to address the Nation from the Oval Office, and take it away from the Democrat House who will find a way to screw up the works no matter what, but doing it in the Senate would be OK too. The House is supposed to be the peoples voice, but with Democrats in charge it is the voice of the DNC.
I love it. He hits send on a SOTU email to Congress from a podium in Lordstown.
I agree ...
Is Nan paranoid about something?
Trump needs to change this from the SOTU Address
to the STFU Address.
Fantastic. She'll be s-o-o-o-r-r-r-y.
So, let HER tell Trump - in public and on TV - that “”she” does not want Trump to speak to the nation! We've had 40 years of “fake Senate filibuster” votes stopping the government due to “fake” protests.
Make Pelosi put her hatred in public. On TV.
The Joint Session for Congress and the SOTU has been cancelled.
Things are moving quickly on this. We have to stay tuned.
In the House chamber the Vice President and the Speaker sit behind the President.
Why limit it to 65,000. We have stadiums that can hold 100,000. I'd love to attend!
He should deliver the SOTU from the Iron Throne with some dobermans at his feet and Jim Acosta in the gimp suit.
He could send them the SOTU via twitter: “The SOTU is ‘booming’ thanks to conservative policies, except for the unsecure borders that the democrats refuse to secure.”
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