There is an increasingly petty war raging in Washington DC this week between liberal lawmakers and the President himself.
Trump is refusing to budge on his proposed border wall, while still continuing to maintain hope that the democrats will eventually return to the negotiating table.
On the other side of the conflict is Nancy Pelosi, whose demeanor has deteriorated over the course of the the last 48 hours. Now, after her daughter gruesomely described the elder Pelosi’s toughness as likely to induce decapitation, it seem that Nancy has turned the sentiment metaphorical.
Instead of actually decapitating the President, (something we’ve already been forced to imagine thanks to Kathy Griffin), she’s going to cut the metaphorical head off of the metaphorical snake that she has anthropomorphized Trump as…at least for the sake of that long-winded anecdote.
In cowboy talk’; she’s going to head him off at the pass.
Pelosi blamed a lack of available security due to the ongoing partial government shutdown: “This requires hundreds of people working on the logistics and security of it. Most of those people are either furloughed or victims of the shutdown. The president’s shutdown. But that isn’t the point. The point is security. … [It’s] a security decision which is completely out of my hands.”
The only problem with that excuse was, well…everything.
Secret Service is fully ready to offer full protection during the #SOTU, a sr. law enforcement official tells @petewilliamsnbc.
"It's a no-fail mission," the official says.
Though USSS personnel are not being paid, the intelligence & protection functions are fully staffed. (1/2)
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) January 16, 2019
A senior DHS official tells me that Speaker Pelosi’s claim regarding security concerns surrounding the State of the Union during a shutdown has “zero” credibility… “It is a serious event but one we can handle.”
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) January 16, 2019
Fox News's John Roberts says a DHS official told him that no one from Pelosi's office called the Secret Service to ask if they had concerns about SOTU before she sent that letter. #StateoftheUnion #GovernmentShutdown
— Cortney O'Brien (@obrienc2) January 16, 2019
We won’t hold our breath for this sort of brazen nonsense by Nancy Pelosi to get “fact checked” any time soon.