President Trump spent the SOTU address touting American excellence, celebrating everything that is great about America.
In response, Nancy Pelosi tore up his speech before the entire country. Such an action was hard to believe.
This went beyond a partisan disagreement. Many thought Pelosi openly showed disdain for what was celebrated in that speech: America’s people, success and prosperity.
She called his speech a lie, a speech where Trump called for better education, opportunity, and health care for all.
Pelosi is already feeling the heat. Americans called in to CSPAN to let everyone know they will never be voting for Democrats again.
But Newt Gingrich, a man who was Speaker long before Pelosi, had another idea.
From Fox News:
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said he was “disgusted and insulted” after seeing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tear up her copy of President Trump’s State of the Union speech following his remarks Tuesday evening…
“She isn’t clever or cute her childishness insults our American traditions – should be censured.”
Newt Gingrich is calling on Congress to censure Pelosi for what she did.
A censure is a formal rebuke from Congress. They can send a message to Pelosi—and the rest of the country—that they condemn such actions.
Just think about what she did. President Trump had the right—the duty—to give his thoughts on the state of our country.
Democrats, as partisans, have the right to comment immediately afterward. They can rebut anything he says in their own speech. That’s the time for Democrats to express any disagreements.