Speaker of the House and virulent left-wing partisan Nancy Pelosi was just busted by the Secret Service on her blatant lies about security for the State Of The Union speech.
The Secret Service is now saying that Pelosi never bothered to ask them if they were going to be able secure the chambers on Capitol Hill for the coming speech.
On Wednesday, the flagrantly partisan Speaker of the House sent a letter to the White House urging the president to re-schedule or cancel the coming State Of The Union address.
One reason Pelosi offered to justify a re-scheduling was that the Secret Service could not protect the president and Congress during the speech.
“The U.S. Secret Service was designated as the lead federal agency responsible for coordinating, planning, exercising, and implementing security for National Special Security Events.” Pelosi said adding, “However, 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,” Pelosi said.
With all that, you might assume that Pelosi checked some things out to see if her accusations were accurate? After all, she is one of the most powerful politicians in Washington D.C. One would think that fact-checking would be a priority.
If you would think that… apparently you’d be wrong. The Secret Service has now replied to Pelosi and it looks like the Speaker spoke out of her rear end.
According to the Daily Caller:
The Secret Service was never contacted by Nancy Pelosi’s office or other Democratic congressional leadership regarding their ability to protect the president, members of the administration and Congress during the State of the Union, according to a senior law enforcement official at the Department of Homeland Security.
According to the official who spoke to the The Daily Caller, Pelosi made the decision unilaterally without contacting the Secret Service or DHS. “The Secret Service was never contacted by congressional leadership regarding our security plan or the Secret Service’s ability to carry it out,” the senior law enforcement official said.
Looks like Pelosi owes the Secret Service an apology.
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