Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday asking him to postpone the State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress scheduled for January 29.
Pelosi cited security concerns over the partial government shutdown.
Pelosi said 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. Therefore, they would not be ready for the speech.
The Department of Homeland Security refuted Speaker Speaker on Wednesday saying the Secret Service is ready for the SOTU.
But that did not stop Pelosi from lining up extra security for herself and several Democrat lawmakers for a private trip with family to Europe and Afghanistan for several days while the government is shut down.
Read the full story from The Gateway Pundit
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