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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wanted to postpone or cancel the State of the Union address because she said the Secret Service wouldn’t be ready due to the shutdown. That’s all right, the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security said, we’re fine.
Speaker Pelosi’s response? “I don’t care what they said.”
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That didn’t sit well with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
In an appearance on Fox News’ “Watters’ World” on Saturday, Sanders called Pelosi’s use of the Secret Service as part of her attempt to cancel the State of the Union “shameful.”
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“Any of these mainstream media folks praising the so-called power move by Nancy Pelosi, there’s nothing powerful about the speaker of the House questioning the ability of the United States Secret Service who have said they have no problem protecting the president,” Sanders told host Jesse Watters.
“Let’s be real clear — the Secret Service protected the president when he was in Iraq. I’m pretty sure they can handle the job on Capitol Hill. I think, frankly, it’s shameful and unbecoming of the speaker to pull the action that she did in regards to questioning the United States Secret Service.”
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Pelosi had questioned the ability of the Secret Service in her letter to the president last Wednesday.
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“In September 2018, Secretary Nielsen designated State of the Union Addresses as National Special Security Events (NSSEs), recognizing the need for ‘the full resources of the Federal Government to be brought to bear’ to ensure the security of these events,” Pelosi wrote. “The extraordinary demands presented by NSSEs require weeks of detailed...
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