[Ed. – She’s certainly being rational.]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Wednesday night she “doesn’t care” if the Secret Service said it was prepared to appropriately secure the State of the Union address despite the partial government shutdown.
Instead, she stood firm in her resolve to delay the January 29 event until the government completely re-opens.
In a letter to President Trump, Pelosi claimed the lack of funds to Homeland Security posed a risk to the White House and the Congress during the event, but the Department of Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen released a statement refuting that. She shared that statement in a Tweet:
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn agreed with Pelosi, telling The Daily Caller, “I just happen to be reading about Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 address and it is the first time since eighteen hundred that it was delivered in person. So there’s ample precedent for the State of the Union to be delivered in writing.”