The Secret Service hit back this week after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed the agency was unprepared to provide security for the State of the Union due to the government shut down.
The Secret Service told NBC’s Pete Williams that Pelosi’s claim is 100 percent false.
“It’s a no-fail mission,” the official said.
The official added: ”We've been planning for this for months, as we always do. It didn't start up 29 days ago.”
How did Pelosi respond?
“I don’t care what they said,” she reportedly said.
In a letter to President Donald Trump, Pelosi again made the false claim that she wouldn’t invite him to deliver his State of the Union address because there wasn’t adequate security.
“Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th,” she wrote.
In addition to being corrected by the Secret Service, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen also set the record straight.
“The Department of Homeland Security and the US Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union. We thank the Service for their mission focus and dedication and for all they do each day to secure our homeland,” she tweeted.
Pelosi is clearly playing politics and doesn’t want to give Trump a huge platform to discuss important issues with the American people.