Hmm! If you don't know something as fact, you shouldn't have stated it as one.
I was asserting. I assert that the sun will rise tomorrow. The only proof is by long observation that there seems to be a trend one can rely upon.
I assert that if one tries this stunt that the expressed derailing of the event will occur. Such derailings have happened before and there's no reason to think this one would be immune. In fact, our political opposition has every reason to intervene.
Even if I have no facts to back up my assertion- it's still a bad idea.