DHS Says Pelosi is Wrong, State of the Union Can Go on As Scheduled – NTK Network DHS Says Pelosi is Wrong, State of the Union Can Go on As Scheduled

DHS Says Pelosi is Wrong, State of the Union Can Go on As Scheduled

“It is a serious event but one we can handle,” an official told CNN’s Elizabeth Landers.

By NTK Staff | 01.16.2019 @3:13pm
DHS Says Pelosi is Wrong, State of the Union Can Go on As Scheduled

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) created a media circus Wednesday when she disinvited President Donald Trump from delivering the State of the Union address later this month over security concerns associated with the partial government shutdown.

“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 said in a letter to Trump, according to Politico.

But CNN’s Elizabeth Landers reported that a senior official at the Department of Homeland Security said Pelosi’s concerns are without merit.

Given that Pelosi and Trump are deadlocked in a bitter dispute over government funding and border security, it’s little surprise that Pelosi would use the State of the Union address as a pawn in her increasingly dangerous game of brinksmanship with the president.

Fox News’ John Roberts reported that no one from House leadership reached out to DHS prior to Pelosi’s Wednesday morning publicity stunt.

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