BREAKING: Pelosi sends letter to Trump on his State of the Union address

BY TEAM DML / JANUARY 16, 2019 /

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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by Politico:

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.

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.

The article goes on to state the following:

“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 letter to Trump.

Below is the full text of the letter Pelosi sent to the President, and posted on her website:

January 16, 2019

The President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President,

On January 3rd, it was my privilege as Speaker to invite you to deliver the State of the Union address on January 29.  The Constitution calls for the President to “from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union.”  During the 19th Century and up until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, these annual State of the Union messages were delivered to Congress in writing. And since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.

In September 2018, Secretary Nielsen designated State of the Union Addresses as National Special Security Events (NSSEs), recognizing the need for “the full resources of the Federal Government to be brought to bear” to ensure the security of these events.  The extraordinary demands presented by NSSEs require weeks of detailed planning with dozens of agencies working together to prepare for the safety of all participants.

The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events by Public Law 106-544, December 19, 2000.  However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.

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.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

NANCY PELOSI

Speaker of the House

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15 Comments

  1. Marion Meyash January 16th, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Hell no! Give the State of Union address as always. The Democrats are worried about safety what a joke. Vote for the wall, the American citizens need to feel safe. 2000 more heading towards America. This migration MUST end. Pelosi and Shumer are not going to dictate to Americans. Trump prepare and give the State of Union address in Congress and televised as always. Congress must be mandated to attend.

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    • Tracy January 16th, 2019 at 10:12 am

      POTUS WONT LISTEN TO HER DEMENTED SHIT

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  2. Tracy January 16th, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Haha NOT UP TO YOUR SORRY ASS BITCH

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  3. Anna Burrows January 16th, 2019 at 10:11 am

    She needs to reconsider her own stubborn ways and work with the president and the American people and her oath of office before demanding anything .

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  4. Anna Burrows January 16th, 2019 at 10:11 am

    She needs to reconsider her own stubborn ways and work with the president and the American people and her oath of office before demanding anything .

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  5. Melanie Cronn January 16th, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Since when does she care about President Trump ‘s security. This smells fishy to me. I bet that if he doesn’t deliver this msg, she and the rest of the them r gonna say he doesn’t care, they’re gonna turn this back on him. I just know it

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  6. Candy January 16th, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Wonder if it was a problem for security in Puerto Rico ?

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  7. Raoul Ortega January 16th, 2019 at 10:20 am

    She is booking a cruise…

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    • James Bobka January 17th, 2019 at 6:29 am

      haha, good one!

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  8. Sana January 16th, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Now she is worried about security when it involves her a$$. President please give it when and as it was planned to be done, in person.

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  9. Sandi January 16th, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Send these comments to Pelosi….

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  10. Nancy January 16th, 2019 at 11:04 am

    She’s REALLY worried about their security? Lol. Screw you bitch! What about us? Suck it up!

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  11. Anita January 16th, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Who died & made her boss? Give the SOTU, Mr. President!

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  12. Anita January 16th, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    Trump has his own security nan. Why would you be considered about security anyway?

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  13. Martha January 16th, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Give the speech and tell Nancy to go SUCK eggs.

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