President Trump should consider delivering State of the Union from southern border

Jan. 16, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) call to postpone the Jan. 29 State of the Union Address:

“Speaker Pelosi today admitted that she is so afraid that Democrats will hear President Donald Trump’s reasonable message about border security that could end the government shutdown that she pleaded with him through a letter to delay the State of the Union now scheduled for Jan. 29. Speaker Pelosi knows that her own caucus wants a negotiated agreement that both funds a barrier and meets the humanitarian needs at the border. She also knows that the legislative branch including the Capitol Hill Police are fully funded and operational, making any security concerns nothing more than a fantasy.

“Rather than delivering the State of the Union in Congress, the President should consider delivering it in writing and then televise the speech from the southern border adjacent to a tent city overflowing with illegal immigrants waiting for processing. It is Nancy Pelosi who is refusing to come to any answer to meet the security and humanitarian crisis at the border and it is Pelosi who should receive the phone calls of millions of Americans who are tired of her political malpractice.”

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