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Pelosi urges president to delay State of the Union : GOP says speaker playing politics with her request

Jan 17, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

The partial federal shutdown threw a grand Washington ritual into question Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to forgo his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech, expressing doubts that the hobbled government can provide adequate security.

But Republicans saw her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.

In a letter to Trump, Pelosi said that with both the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department entangled in the shutdown, the president should sp...