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NICE TRY NANCY: Secret Service REJECTS Pelosi’s Claims About 'State of the Union' Safety

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.16.19

The Secret Service corrected Speaker Pelosi’s recent claims that the President should delay his State of the Union address over safety concerns Wednesday; saying the agency is willing and capable to ensure politicians’ safety during the event.

“Secret Service is fully ready to offer full protection during the #SOTU, a sr. law enforcement official tells @petewilliamsnbc. ‘It’s a no-fail mission,’ the official says. Though USSS personnel are not being paid, the intelligence & protection functions are fully staffed. (1/2),” posted a reporter for NBC News on social media.

“We’ve been planning for this for months, as we always do. It didn’t start up 29 days ago,” the official said. (2/2),” he added.

The rebuke comes hours after Pelosi urged President Trump to delay the address until after the federal government officially reopens.

JOE MANCHIN: Pelosi Taking ‘Wrong Approach’ on State of the Union Delay

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.16.19

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin rebuked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s recent calls to delay the President’s State of the Union Address until the federal government re-opens this week; calling her political maneuver the “wrong approach.”

Manchin was speaking with MSNBC when he was asked to comment on Pelosi’s insistence the Commander-in-Chief delay the speech or submit his comments in writing.

“I’m not sure what her intentions are – I have much respect for Speaker Pelosi – but I think this is a wrong approach to be taking,” Manchin said. “The approach by saying we’re going to shut this down … because of security — I think our staff, and I spoke to Capitol police, they’re still in and getting paid.”

PELOSI PANNED: Steve Scalise Slams ‘SHUTDOWN NANCY’ over State of the Union Delay

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.16.19

Rep. Steve Scalise slammed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Wednesday after she urged the president to delay his State of the Union Address; asking what the leading Democrat was “afraid of hearing.”

#ShutdownNancy shut down the government, and now #SOTU. What are Democrats afraid of Americans hearing? That 17,000+ criminals were caught last year at the border? 90% of heroin in the US comes across the southern border? Illegal border crossings dropped 90%+ in areas w/ a wall?” posted Scalise on social media.

Pelosi called-on the White House this week to delay the annual address or submit the president’s comments in writing should the government remain closed at the time of the event.

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