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SPEAKER'S MELTDOWN

Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, started the week off with a meltdown over border security and did something that has never been done before. She uninvited the President of the United States to his State of the Union address in the House chamber! Now, yes, she does have the right to do so as Speaker but the jokes on her because the President could give his address from the Oval Office or even at one of his famous rallies where he would be guaranteed to have the whole crowd cheering! Many Republican Senators and Representatives are trying to invite the President to give his address from the Senate Chamber, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Nancy claimed that she uninvited the President due to “security concerns during the shutdown”, but it later came out that the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security have been prepared for months and had not been contacted by Nancy Pelosi or her office. It’s ironic that Pelosi is concerned about the security of the State of the Union but not the security of our border. Well, President Trump turned around on Thursday and denied Pelosi access to a government aircraft for a 7-day “work”  excursion. The President said in a letter to Pelosi on Thursday, “I’m sure you would agree that postponing this PR event of yours is totally appropriate. I also feel that during this period it’d be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the strong border security movement to end the shutdown.”. He continued on to say,” Obviously if you’d like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.”.


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