Nancy Pelosi would love to silence Donald Trump and prevent him from giving his State of the Union Address to the American people.
But whether there’s a good reason for that is in doubt, as even the far-left press corps pressed her on the issue.
Not very good.
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In fact, you couldn’t really hear a lot of it cause she seemed to be mumbling or whispering or something.
Take a look:
Politico had more on the story:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address — or deliver it in writing — as long as the government remains shut down.
The president was set to give his annual speech to Congress on Jan. 29. But Pelosi said the partial shutdown has hamstrung both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, potentially harming the security planning that precedes the primetime address.
"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," Pelosi wrote in a letterto Trump. She had given the White House no notice of her plans.
She later told CNN that the address requires hundreds of people to help organize and ensure security, and many of those staffers are now furloughed. She added that Trump could give the State of the Union from the Oval Office.
A Department of Homeland Security official said that the security preparations for the speech haven't been affected by the shutdown because the "vast majority" of Secret Service agents are on the job, working without pay.
Hours after Pelosi sent her letter, the White House had still not issued a formal response to the request to postpone the speech as of Wednesday evening. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ office door was closed throughout much of the day and Trump did not make any public appearances. The president even signed a bill to guarantee backpay to furloughed federal workers in private away from cameras and reporters.
While Sanders and Vice President Mike Pence issued statements about the four Americans who died in an apparent terrorist attack in Syria, Trump did not comment publicly on the matter.
Privately, administration officials acknowledged that they were caught off guard by the letter and they huddled throughout the day to come up with a response. Some people close to the president argued that the cancellation of the speech could be an opportunity to find an alternative venue that would allow the president to appeal more directly to his conservative base, perhaps at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Congressional Republicans quickly blasted Pelosi's move as a partisan stunt, arguing that Democrats have walked away from shutdown talks and turned their backs on federal workers.
“It’s not a security issue, it’s politics and she knows it,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) agreed with McCarthy, calling Pelosi’s move “a slap in the face for the TSA workers, the border patrol agents and air traffic controllers and many federal employers that she and her party says they’re trying to protect."
Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) called Pelosi’s letter “petty” but predicted rescinding the invitation would backfire on Democrats.
“I don’t want to see it happen, but as a political matter I strongly encourage her to keep doing it,” Kennedy said. “I think she must think the American people are stupid. It’s petty and most people are going to see that it’s petty. And I strongly encourage her. Politically, it’s great for us.”
Democrats scoffed at that notion as they streamed out of a closed-door meeting Wednesday morning, where Pelosi first delivered the news of her letter to Trump.
"Why do we have to be concerned about escalating the war when [Trump] is the one who every day escalates the war and started this whole thing?” asked House Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.). “If anyone is escalating this, there’s one guy and he is in the White House.”
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said Pelosi’s letter was reasonable given the added security needed for the speech, and pointed out Trump would have the option to deliver it in writing.
“The question is, how do we emphasize the urgency of getting this done. We need to reopen the government now, people are being hurt,” Stabenow said. “She’s trying to underscore that point.”
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