Speaker of the House and septuagenarian action hero pulled a clever move and just might end the government shutdown by denying President Trump the thing that matters to him most: airtime. As federal workers resort to rationing insulin and…
Today, I wrote to @realDonaldTrump recommending that we delay the State of the Union until after government re-opens, as the @SecretService, the lead federal agency for #SOTU security, faces its 26th day without funding. https://t.co/K2oL8WGvqo pic.twitter.com/g3fIlxDbbK
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 16, 2019
Rep. Steny Hoyer just told NBC News that Pres. Trump has been “disinvited” from making the state of the union address.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) January 16, 2019
Speaker Pelosi reiterates potential security concerns of having State of the Union during shutdown.
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) January 16, 2019
Only have one thing to say to @SpeakerPelosi : Damn! (with admiration)
— John Weaver (@jwgop) January 16, 2019
pelosi is building a wall around the capitol for the state of the union, and she's making trump's manhood pay for it
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 16, 2019
As a parent, I 100% approve.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 16, 2019
Pelosi’s letter effectively cancelling the State of the Union is a reminder:
a) she has tons of leverage
b) she knows pressure points
C) she can snap her fingers and seek Trump’s tax returns.
— Damian Paletta (@damianpaletta) January 16, 2019
What @SpeakerPelosi said. The state of our Union is that the occupant of the @WhiteHouse continues to act callously, manufacture crises and hurt hardworking people. Do your job and open the government. Then we'll let you make your little speech. #SOTU #TrumpShutdown https://t.co/vOBsdSeAeE
— Rep Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) January 16, 2019
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 16, 2019