Nancy Pelosi rips up President Trump’s speech following State of the Union Address.
We just saw someone say something online that really resonated with me: that with a flick of her wrist Pelosi may well have—in the view of history—overshadowed Trump's whole speech.
There's a sense in which there's huge power and courage in that—how an act of resistance resonates.
According to TMZ
“Speaker Pelosi has her party firmly in her corner after her big tear after Trump's SOTU.”
“Status: Pelosi stole some of the President's thunder when she played to the camera and tore up her copy of the State of the Union address. She said in a Congressional hallway following the address she did it because the speech was a pack of lies ... what she called "a manifesto of mistruths."
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on why she ripped up President Trump’s speech: “Because it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives.”
- She applauded the extrajudicial assassination of a foreign official.
- She applauded a Venezuelan dictator.
- She gave $768 billion in military spending to an unhinged racist.
- Nancy Pelosi is a virtue-signaling performance actor for the cameras and nothing more.
18 U.S.C. § 2071(b)— specifically directed at custodians of public records. Any custodian of a public record who "willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys (any record) shall be fined not more than $2,000 or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States." While the range of acts proscribed by this subsection is somewhat narrower than subsection (a), it does provide the additional penalty of forfeiture of position with the United States.