BREAKING: President Trump Says Nancy Pelosi Broke The Law By Ripping Up Speech
On Friday, Donald Trump told reporters that Nancy Pelosi committed a crime by ripping up the State of the Union speech earlier this week.
“Well I thought it was a terrible thing when she ripped up the speech” he said. “First of all, it’s an official document. You’re not allowed. It’s illegal what she did. She broke the law.”
Check out the video below:
President Trump: "I thought it was a terrible thing when she ripped up the speech. First of all, it's an official document. You're not allowed. It's illegal what she did. She broke the law." pic.twitter.com/Co1j7ljpGU— CSPAN (@cspan) February 7, 2020
The President added, “I thought it was very disrespectful to the chamber and to the country,” noting that he “didn’t know she did it until I was walking out and some of the Congressmen and women were saying, ‘Can you believe what she did?’”
GOP leadership has gone on the offensive, claiming Nancy Pelosi broke U.S. code 2017, which is punishable with a hefty fine and removal from office. Rep. Matt Gaetz took to Twitter with an announcement on the matter saying:
BREAKING: I'm filing an ethics complaint against @SpeakerPelosi for destroying @realDonaldTrump's State of the Union speech.— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 6, 2020
Her conduct was beneath the dignity of the House, and a potential violation of law (18 USC 2071).
Nobody is above the law. She must be held accountable. pic.twitter.com/dXPPWQNtI8
Liz Cheney, the House Republican Conference Chair also ruled that Nancy Pelosi destroyed a “document of the House” by ripping up President Trump’s signed copy of the State of The Union Address.
This means serious consequences for Nancy Pelosi could be coming in the near future for her publicity stunt pulled on Tuesday.