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.

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 TO TRUMP: Postpone State of the Union Until Government Re-Opens

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.16.19

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi urged President Trump to delay the annual State of the Union address or deliver his comments in writing this week; citing “security concerns” as thousands of federal workers go without pay throughout the capital and the country.

“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after the 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,” wrote Pelosi.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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