Pelosi To Trump: Delay SOTU Until Shutdown Is Over

CNBC reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Donald Trump in a letter Wednesday to either reschedule his State of the Union address or deliver it in writing to Congress while the government continues to be partially shut down.

Pelosi, D-Calif., in a letter to Trump, cited “security concerns” related to the shutdown’s effect on the U.S. Secret Service, which provides security for the president’s annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

“Both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now — with critical deparments hamstrung by furloughts,” wrote Pelosi.