NBC & CNN: Secret Service, DHS Reject Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Security’ Excuse for Canceling State of the Union Emmanuel January 16, 2019 Illegal Immigration, Mainstream Media NBC & CNN: Secret Service, DHS Reject Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Security’ Excuse for Canceling State of the Union. The U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security both have reportedly rejected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s reasoning to ask President Trump to postpone his State of the Union address. Pelosi wrote President Trump on Wednesday to rescind her invitation for him to address Congress on January 29th. Pelosi blamed the government shutdown for the cancellation, saying there was a lack of security: “This requires hundreds of people working on the logistics and security of it. Most of those people are either furloughed or victims of the shutdown. The president’s shutdown. But that isn’t the point. The point is security. … [It’s] a security decision which is completely out of my hands.” Both NBC and CNN surprisingly put a stop to Pelosi’s explanation for canceling the State of the Union address. 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) — Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 16, 2019 “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) — Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 16, 2019 A senior DHS official tells me that Speaker Pelosi’s claim regarding security concerns surrounding the State of the Union during a shutdown has “zero” credibility… “It is a serious event but one we can handle.” — Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) January 16, 2019 Fox News’s John Roberts says a DHS official told him that no one from Pelosi’s office called the Secret Service to ask if they had concerns about SOTU before she sent that letter. #StateoftheUnion #GovernmentShutdown — Cortney O’Brien (@obrienc2) January 16, 2019 When Pelosi sent the invitation to President Trump, the government shutdown was already on day 13, she’s just making up BS excuses. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.