ABC Hails Pelosi’s ‘Bold’ SOTU ‘Power Play’: Blocking Trump from Speaking

NewsBusters | 1/16/2019 | Staff
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The latest pettiness in American politics was Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (CA-D) Wednesday suggestions to President Trump that since the government was shut down he should postpone his State of the Union address or find another venue. Being the Democratic Party cheerleaders that they were, ABC’s World News Tonight praise it as Pelosi’s “bold power play” against a Republican president.

Of course, ABC senior congressional and anti-GOP correspondent Mary Bruce was the one to file this Pelosi love letter of a report. “In a bold power play, the Speaker of the House tonight is sending a pointed message to President Trump, suggesting no deal to reopen the government, no State of the Union,” she boasted.

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“In her surprise letter, the Speaker writing: ‘Dear Mr. President, … Sadly, given the security concerns, and unless government reopens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date,’” Bruce gushed. “Pelosi's other suggestion, ‘Consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing.’”

Bruce touted Pelosi’s brilliance by noting that by rejecting Trump’s SOTU it “would deny the President a powerful platform to make the case for his border wall.” She also boosted Pelosi’s flimsy assertion that “this isn't about politics, but a matter of security. With the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security suffering from the shutdown.”

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The ABC reporter didn’t care much about what Republicans thought about Pelosi’s move nor the DHS Secretary’s contradiction of the Democratic Speaker:

Tonight, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy calls Pelosi's move "Unbecoming of a speaker." Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeting, "The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Secret Service are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union." And tonight, no word yet from President Trump.

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As ABC was wrapping up the segment, sensationalist anchor David Muir flashed his ignorance in this ridiculous question...
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