Not in her House. That was the message Speaker Nancy Pelosi effectively delivered to President Trump about his State of the Union address, citing security concerns amid the nearly month-old partial government shutdown. In a letter to Trump, Pelosi said the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security have been “hamstrung” by furloughs, which Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen contested. Still, Pelosi suggested Trump delay his speech; deliver it in writing, as had been the custom before the early 20th century; or, as she told reporters, make it from the Oval Office. The postponement or cancellation of the president’s address is also a potent symbol of the partisanship that has gripped Washington.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times