UPDATED 10:08 AM PT — Wednesday, January 16, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is asking President Trump to postpone his upcoming State of the Union address due to the ongoing partial government shutdown.
In a letter to the president Wednesday, Pelosi pointed out that the Secret Service, which is the lead agency responsible for planning and implementing security at such events, is currently not being funded.
She then suggested they work together to determine a suitable date for the address after the government reopens if the shutdown doesn’t end this week.
Pelosi also said the president should consider delivering his address in writing to Congress on January 29, 2019.
Donald Trump Jr. spoke out against Pelosi’s attempt to delay the speech. In a statement issued to the Daily Caller Wednesday, Don Jr. said Pelosi is terrified his father will get another chance to speak unfiltered about the Democrat Party’s obstruction.
He also said the house speaker’s party becomes more of a political loser as the president continues to shine a spotlight on the human tragedies from its open border policies.