One wonders just who in the heck House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks she is. She seems to have a very elevated opinion of her sorry self. She officially stated today in a letter that she would not allow President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress on January 29. Pelosi can go climb a tree.
“I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the president’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until the government has been reopened,” Pelosi declared. I’d be very careful how you threaten President Trump.
President Trump’s response was perfect:
“I’m not surprised,” President Trump said to reporters in response to the news.
“It’s really a shame what’s happening with the Democrats,” he said.
“They have become radicalized. They don’t want to see crime stopped which we can easily do on the southern border,” he said.
“This will go on for a while (but) ultimately the American people will have their way because they want to see no crime,” he said.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) January 23, 2019
Trump went on to tell reporters that he “will respond to it in a timely manner,” referencing Pelosi’s letter.
The letter from Pelosi came just hours after Trump dared her to follow through on her suggestion that the address be put off. Her suggestion that the address could not be held stems from alleged security concerns resulting from the government shutdown’s effect on protection personnel. Which, of course, is a bald-faced lie.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen smacked Pelosi for making such a suggestion and made it clear they had been prepping for the event for months. The SOTU will move forward regardless of leftists getting in the way and throwing hissy fits.
Trump referenced Nielsen’s statement in his Wednesday morning letter to Pelosi on the State of the Union, saying the Secret Service told him there is “absolutely no problem regarding security with respect to the event.” He also said, “Accordingly, there are no security concerns regarding the State of the Union Address. Therefore, I will be honoring your invitation.”
The president ended off with “it would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not delivered on time, on schedule, and very importantly, on location!”
President Trump’s letter to Speaker Pelosi on the State of the Union pic.twitter.com/B4QN9hDJnv
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 23, 2019
POTUS should either give the SOTU at the Library of Congress and make historical references often during the speech or give it at the Presidio in San Francisco, Feinstein’s stomping grounds and Pelosi’s district. That would simply be hilarious and very apropos. As I understand it, the White House already has alternate plans in place for the address.
Pelosi’s cohort Representative Steny D. Hoyer, the majority leader, was quick to water down Pelosi’s letter:
“Representative Steny D. Hoyer, the majority leader, speaking to reporters before Mr. Trump sent his letter, said the United States Capitol Police would be fully prepared to provide security in the event that Mr. Trump delivered the address in the Capitol.
“She didn’t disinvite him,” Mr. Hoyer said of Ms. Pelosi. “What she said was she thought it would be appropriate to choose a different date. He has not done so.”
“But Representative Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic caucus, told reporters, that “unless the government is reopened, it’s highly unlikely that the State of the Union will take place on the floor of the House of Representatives.”’
Yes, she did disinvite Trump and if these are the battle lines that Pelosi and Schumer have drawn and are sticking by then the president should give better than he gets here. Don’t step into the ring with Trump if you aren’t ready to throw down. And even then, you aren’t going to beat a street fighter like Trump. I’m sure Pelosi is on his dance card.
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VIDEO: Rashida Tlaib: Dems Discussing Arresting Trump Officials
It’s crystal clear..that the left should never ever be allowed into our government. These are dangerous folks.
Maybe Rashida should be arrested for her connections to Islamic terrorists. The fact that this woman is in our government…is despicable!
Via The Daily Wire:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) stated on Tuesday that House Democrats were discussing behind closed doors how to arrest the members of President Donald Trump’s administration who did not comply with congressional subpoenas.
“Let me tell you, this is pretty — and this is the last caucus conversation we had. Do you know this is really unprecedented? This is the worst time we’ve ever had a situation like this,” Tlaib said during a town hall meeting. “So they’re trying to figure out — no joke — they’re trying to figure out, ‘Well, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them?’ No, no.”
“What are we hoping? I mean, I’m not in those kinds of conversations, but I’m asking, like, you know, what happens? And they’re like, ‘Well, Rashida, we’re trying to figure it out ourselves because this is uncharted territory,’” she continued. “No, I’m telling you that they’re trying to be like, ‘Well, where are we going to put them? Where are we going to hold them?’ No, I mean those are the kinds of things they’re trying to tread carefully.”
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) October 4, 2019
Accordingly, in an escalating effort to force White House officials comply with congressional subpoenas, House Democrats have reportedly been reexamining holding those members of the administration in inherent contempt — a power that the legislature has not used since 1935.
The Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) explains that inherent contempt is the oldest of three strategies that Congress can use to enforce subpoenas. According to the Washington, D.C.-based think tank:
“Since 1935, Congress has relied on the executive and judicial branches when people refuse to comply with congressional subpoenas. This practice makes sense: if Congress cannot get the information it needs on its own authority, then it can rely on the authority of the other branches of government. However, there is another option. Instead of turning to another branch, Congress can legally imprison or fine individuals who refuse to comply.”
Tlaib incorrectly suggested that the process could be enforced by the Washington, D.C. Police Department — the procedure actually only involves the chamber that is concerned. Following a contempt citation, the individual is arrested by the chamber’s sergeant-at-arms, and subsequently brought to the floor for punishment, which may include imprisonment.
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