Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has continued to obstruct funding for border security and has led the government shutdown into a record-breaking length.
Pelosi even went so far as to cancel Trump’s State of the Union address, saying that security concerns were at stake during the government shutdown that drags on.
“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless the government reopens this week, I suggest 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.”
Trump wrote Pelosi an epic response letter where he postponed her upcoming congressional delegation trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan.
“We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the shutdown is over. 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.”
Pelosi’s reaction to Trump’s counter-response was immature and completely over-dramatic, as usual..
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders destroyed Pelosi’s response in front of the press on Friday and called out lies that have been spewing from the Democratic party.
“Unbecoming of the speaker to make that type of accusation,” said Sanders. “Outrageous that she would accuse the President of the United States of putting any life in jeopardy.”
Sanders went on to expose the actual TRUTH behind President Trump’s sincere motives for cancelling Pelosi’s trip. And her words leave Pelosi looking like an incompetent leader to say the least.
“That’s one of the key reasons that the President did not want Speaker Pelosi to leave the country, is because if she did it would all but guarantee the fact that the negotiations couldn’t take place over the weekend, and federal workers, 800,000 federal workers, wouldn’t receive their paychecks, because she wasn’t here to help make a deal,” Sanders told reporters.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the Buzzfeed report that President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a proposed Moscow project is “categorically false” https://t.co/fwhdLwgQqw pic.twitter.com/uM7BFE33WG
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 18, 2019
Pelosi has been putting her own interests ahead of the American people for way too long. It’s time for her to get her priorities aligned with Americans’ best interests.