Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich called for Nancy Pelosi to be censured for her “viciously partisan” behaviour at the State of the Union.
Gingrich: “I am Disgusted and Insulted”
At the end of President Trump’s incredible State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi decided it would be a good idea to rip up a copy of the speech that the President had just given. Pelosi ripped it up while the cameras were still rolling, in some sort of cringeworthy “act of defiance” against the President who she is desperately trying to remove from office.
The speech included praise for World War II veterans, our brave border enforcement officers, young African-American students and premature babies, all of which Pelosi decided deserved to be torn up.
This is what Nancy Pelosi ripped up. A truly shameful move, even for her. pic.twitter.com/I7mNMZn4sj
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Speaker during the last impeachment process, was appalled by Pelosi’s behavior.
“As Speaker of the House for four State of the Unions by a President of the other party, I am disgusted and insulted by the viciously partisan action of Nancy Pelosi tearing up the speech,” Gingrich wrote on Twitter. “She isn’t clever or cute her childishness insults our American traditions -should be censured.”
As Speaker of the House for four State of the Unions by a President of the other party I am disgusted and insulted by the viciously partisan action of Nancy Pelosi tearing up the speech.She isn’t clever or cute her childishness insults our American traditions -should be censured.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 5, 2020
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Censure is the Only Way Forward!
Many users on Twitter were in stern agreement with Gingrich, and were disgusted with Pelosi’s actions.
What the hell is happening to our America?? @SpeakerPelosi should be censured and removed as Speaker. We’re better than this! At least I hope we are.
— Jarred Knoetgen (@JKnoetgen) February 5, 2020
PELOSI FOR PRISON!!!
Will Nancy Pelosi be going to prison after she ripped up President Trump’s State of the Union address??
Violation of US Code 18 U.S.C. § 2071, Section 2071 (a) prohibits the destruction of government records and is punishable by up to three years in prison!!
— 👁🗨 Q ANGEL ♥️ 🇺🇸 (@MADE__USA) February 5, 2020
She has lost her marbles and owes all Americans an apology
— gbusa (@switt4ks) February 5, 2020
Fixed it. pic.twitter.com/jOMMQKPDfE
— SYUNSER ⭐❌⭐❌⭐ (@SLYUnser) February 5, 2020
I certainly agree with Gingrich that censuring Pelosi is the way forward. There is a difference between criticizing the President, which she has every right to do, and then being blatanly disrespectful to not only him, but all of his invited guests.
Furthermore, she couldn’t even wait until the speech had barely ended – another big middle finger to the President. Censuring occurs when a member’s actions “run counter to the group’s acceptable standards for individual behavior” – if this doesn’t fall under that category, then I don’t know what does!
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