As Nancy Pelosi was on her way to Joint Base Andrews to board a (military) plane, President Trump stopped her in her tracks by denying her & her entourage of hundreds use of military aircraft for her public relations excursion.
Fancy Nancy (D-CA), dozens of House members (all Dems), their staffs, Secret Service agents and personal comfort aides thought they were headed for an exciting 7-day trip to Bussels and Egypt to rub elbows with the global elist wine & brie set. On their way they planned to stop in Afghanistan to pretend they care about our troopers.
Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) rushed out of the Air Force Bus (that was headed to Andrews) to the nearest camera to state that “this action is unprecedented in the annals of American history.” Hey, Little Adam, so is denying a president use of the House chambers for his State of the Union speech.
While Adam and Nancy were enjoying themselves in Europe, at taxpayer expense, the 800,000 Federal employees they “care so much about” would be missing their SECOND paycheck. And a second, bigger caravan from Central America begins their trek to the US-Mexican border.
TRUMP: NANCY, YOU ARE NEEDED IN DC TO DO THE WORK YOU WERE ELECTED TO DO
“Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed,” wrote Trump in the letter. “We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over.”
“In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate,” the president continued. “I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown.”
“Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative,” Trump offered.
“I look forward to seeing you soon and even more forward to watching our open and dangerous Southern Border finally receive the attention, funding, and security it so desperately deserves!” concluded Trump.
PELOSI: ENOUGH SECURITY FOR HER TRIP, NOT ENOUGH FOR TRUMP’S SOTU SPEECH
On Wednesday the Speaker of the House issued a letter to the White House rescinding her invitation to provide use of the House Chamber for the president’s State of the Union Speech:
“Both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs. Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th.”
According to the Department of Homeland Security the partial government will not affect security while most members of the House, the Senate, the Cabinet and the Supreme Court are present in the House Chamber. Indeed, Pelosi’s office did not bother to check with DHS or the Secret Service prior to rescinding her invitation.
TIT FOR TAT? DIANE HOPES SO ! ! !
As soon as President Trump learned about this trip, he issued orders denying the Speaker of the House use of military transport.
Although the White House denies it, some claim that Trump’s cancellation of the group’s trip was in retaliation for Pelosi’s State of the Union dis-invite.
This writer hopes so! It is time Normal Americans had a champion in the Oval Office who stands up to those who are harming America. It is waaaaaaaaaaaay past time that we fight fire with fire, mud with mud.
Diane L. Gruber
PS: Latest word is that Pelosi STILL plans to leave the country, via commercial plane, giving the finger to Americans, and especially to the 800,000 Federal employees trapped in the middle.