A stone-faced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ripped up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, sparking an uproar among the President’s allies, who suddenly take the rules of propriety very seriously.
“Have you no sense of decency, madam?” Trump’s posse cried out.
Despite the fact that Trump has hurled racist invectives at non-white members of Congress and mocked victims of sexual assault, his conservative buddies are clutching their pearls over Pelosi’s gesture and demanding her censure.
All in good faith, of course!
“It was shameful to see Nancy Pelosi rip that paper up last night,” Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel told Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt on Wednesday morning. “I think it’s symbolic of the division [Democrats] have brought to our country.”
“What is wrong with her?” asked White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway during an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”
Conway asserted that Pelosi should to be censured or that the Senate ought to pass a resolution “denouncing her behavior last night.”
“The speech she ripped up was a one-of-a-kind record, signed by POTUS and full of stories of Bravery, Heroism and Patriotism,” White House social media director Dan Scavino lamented via Twitter. “It belonged to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, not to her. What a disgusting display of raw partisanship!”
“The President walks in and hands that to the speaker of the House and the vice president. Those are the official documents,” an indignant House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told the hosts of “Fox and Friends.” “He signs those!”
And Charlie Kirk, president of conservative activist group Turning Point USA and strict adherent of the rule of law, went with a “lock her up” pitch.
“Nancy Pelosi may have just committed a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2071, Section 2071 (a) when she ripped up President Trump’s State of the Union address,” he tweeted. “This violation is punishable by up to three years in prison.”