Secret Service debunks Pelosi’s ‘State of the Union’ security concerns

 

Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi sent President Trump a letter today, all but rescinding an invitation for President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. Pelosi cited “security concerns” and the shutdown as her reasoning, suggesting that the President either postpone the traditional address, or deliver his assessment of the “State of the Union” in a letter on Congress.

Pelosi’s “concerns” are completely unwarranted, and her suggested options must be rejected.

The Secret Service, through both Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and a senior law enforcement official have debunked Pelosi’s false claim of “security concerns”.

Tyrant Pelosi’s belief that it is she who sets the terms of a SOTU address is a mark of her unbridled arrogance.

The formal basis for the State of the Union Address is from the U.S. Constitution: The President “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” Article II, Section 3, Clause 1.(House.gov)

No where in the constitution is it stated where, when, or how this requirement is to be satisfied. It is solely at the President’s discretion. The tradition that the State of the Union be delivered to a joint session of Congress is only that, a tradition.

President Trump will make the decision as to how this year’s State of the Union will be delivered, and the Twitter-verse is full of suggestions.

Weather permitting, perhaps the White House lawn is the ideal location for this year’s address. Ample room for the 535 members of Congress, Cabinet members, Supreme Court Justices, Joint Chiefs, and invited guests. Imagine the optics to the nation if a block of 282 seats reserved for Congressional Democrats are left vacant by the obstructionist opposition. Wouldn’t that be a picture for the public to witness.

Despite Nancy’s tyrannical attempt to hijack the process, it is President Trump who remains in control and will determine how this year’s State of the Union will be delivered.

For those interested, here is Petty Pelosi’s letter to our President:

 

* Pelosi caricature image courtesy DonkeyHotey

 



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19 thoughts on “Secret Service debunks Pelosi’s ‘State of the Union’ security concerns

  1. MaMcGriz

    For this brazen and disturbing act, Speaker Pelosi should be required to resign forthwith, having proved beyond any doubt that she is not of sound mind.
    And that’s giving her the benefit of being simply presumed mentally deficient, rather than call her the traitor to her country that she clearly is, as her actions bluntly demonstrate.
    However, it is important to keep it all in perspective and keep an attitude of gratitude, since what Pelosi is doing is tantamount to winning votes and support for her opponents across the aisle. The American public grows more fed up by the day with the divisiveness and vitriolic priorities of the democrats.
    Their hateful and spiteful attitudes stink, but so does good fertilizer.

  2. Cheetah

    POTUS should announce that the SOTU speech will be given on January 29 anyway in a venue to-be-determined. Then find another auditorium in the DC area whose seating capacity is about the same as the House Chamber.

  3. Lana

    Or have it in an auditorium that seats 10,000, and we’ll just make it into another rally, lol!

    Pelosi must think that protecting the President of the United States is a “non-essential” service? Dream on, Nancy!

    Ma, wait until November 2020…for nearly two years we will have to put up with a major clown show and zoo in the House and will be so disgusted that you won’t be able to find a Democrat in DC by the following January! Right now, some are being entertained by the likes of Occasional Cortex, but it’ll get old real fast. Once again, they will do themselves in without help from anyone else.

  4. Lana

    Another idea for the SOTU address is just to hold it in the Oval Office and invite the press, a few favored congressmen, and SCOTUS. President Trump has probably thought fleetingly and longingly of that already, lol.

  5. Lana

    This is an excellent idea too:

    “President @realDonaldTrump should deliver the State of the Union at the border, to a crowd of 10,000. He need only send a transcript or video to Congress. He should invite all Members of Congress too.

    Get this idea to Trump! ?? – Ali Alexander (@ali) January 16, 2019”

    This is ONE way to get congress to check out the border…media too. It could be arranged to have them greeted by Border Patrol who just that moment arrested 300 tattooed M-16 gang members and 4 ISIS members, with confiscated fentanyl and bombs not yet taken away.

  6. Lana

    Did Pelosi really think Trump wouldn’t strike back?

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/17/donald-trump-demands-nancy-pelosi-cancel-european-trip-during-shutdown/
    President Trump denies use of military jets for her upcoming trips:

    “President Donald Trump sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday, demanding that she cancel her upcoming trip to Europe and the Middle East.

    “Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” he wrote, informing the speaker that she could “reschedule” the weeklong trip abroad when the shutdown was over.

    “I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the strong border security movement to end the shutdown,” he wrote.

    “Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” he said.

    The president added that he “looked forward” to meeting with Pelosi in the future to make a deal to end the shutdown.”

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