House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made headlines when she tore apart a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union address after he concluded his speech on Tuesday evening.
According to the Democratic leader, the gesture “was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.”
“It was such a dirty speech,” she added.
Pelosi’s “tearing” stunt came after the president appeared to ignore her attempt to shake hands at the beginning of the address, and drew immediate backlash from Republicans.
Vice President Mike Pence called it a “new low.” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said it was “petty.”
“How petty of Pelosi. Ripping up a piece of paper doesn’t change the facts that were written on it — Americans are winning, in spite of the do-nothing Democrats,” McCarthy declared.
Representative Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) hit right to the point. “We saw Nancy Pelosi ripping up a speech just like Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi and others have been trying to rip apart America for the last three years,” he told Sean Hannity.
The House Freedom Caucus member called the president’s address the greatest State of the Union address to be delivered in the House chamber.
What was it that Pelosi ripped? What did she find so disagreeable and “dirty” that she couldn’t resist the urge to vent her frustration on some sheets of paper?
During his address, President Trump painted an optimistic image of an American comeback, on a nation that is brimming with newfound opportunity and prosperity for all citizens. And at the heart of that is a strong economy that is creating new jobs for the working class.
“This is a blue-collar boom,” he told lawmakers. “Everybody wants to be where the action is, and the United States of America is, indeed, where the action is.”
The days of our country being used, taken advantage of, and even scorned by other nations are long behind us.
Gone too are the broken promises; jobless recoveries; tired platitudes; and constant excuses for the depletion of American wealth, power, and prestige. In just three short years, we have shattered the mentality of American decline, and we have rejected the downsizing of America’s destiny. We have totally rejected the downsizing. We are moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago, and we are never ever going back.
The president described a country that is “stronger than ever before,” attributing the boom to his administration’s “slashing a number of job killing-regulations, enacting historic and record-setting tax cuts, and fighting for fair and reciprocal trade agreements.”
Amid the touting of record-low unemployment and the creation of seven million new jobs, President Trump recognized attendees who represent both the greatness of America’s past and the hope for its future.
After making mention of Iain Lanphier, a 13-year-old boy from Arizona who dreams of joining the newly-created U.S. Space Force, the president praised the boy’s grandfather, Charles McGee, who was also in attendance. McGee is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black fighter pilots.
Incredible story. After more than 130 combat missions in World War II, he came back home to a country still struggling for civil rights and went on to serve America in Korea and Vietnam. On Dec. 7, Charles celebrated his 100th birthday.
A few weeks ago, I signed a bill promoting Charles McGee to brigadier general, and earlier today, I pinned the stars on his shoulders in the Oval Office. Gen. McGee, our nation salutes you. Thank you, sir.
Americans of all races and creeds finding quality employment; greater national security; the Tuskegee Airmen: Is this what Pelosi considers “dirty?” Is that what she believes deserved to be torn up?
Representative Meadows is correct. America is moving in the right direction. With things going well for so many people — in many cases for the first time in years — this should be a moment for the country to come together.
Instead, Pelosi and Democrats seek to sow discord for political gain. And in the absence of real grounds for public discontent, they’ve armed a shallow impeachment case that doesn’t even have an actual crime to rest on.
Pelosi’s tearing of President Trump’s State of the Union speech is the perfect metaphor for her handling of the speakership. She and her fellow Democrats are willing to tear apart and divide our country if it means getting a few more votes.
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Luis Miguel is a writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.