Newt Gingrich Calls for Pelosi to be Censured for Tearing Up Trump’s SOTU Speech
Former House Speaker calls out current House Speaker for 'disgusting' behavior
Pelosi ripped up the copy of the address at the conclusion of Trump's speech as lawmakers applauded.
The House Speaker also broke protocol by introducing Trump into the House chamber as the “The President of the United States.”
But the correct protocol language would have been: “I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the President of the United States.”
Gingrich reacted to Pelosi's spectacle with disgust.
“As Speaker of the House for four State of the Unions by a President of the other party, I am disgusted and insulted by the viciously partisan action of Nancy Pelosi tearing up the speech,” Gingrich wrote.
“She isn’t clever or cute; her childishness insults our American traditions -should be censured."
During Trump's State of the Union address, the president praised the strength of the U.S. economy.
The president noted that the US economy as the best its ever been, declaring a “great American comeback” through trade deals and appeals of regulatory legislation repeals of regulatory legislation put in by the Obama administration.
“From the instant I took office, I moved rapidly to revive the U.S. economy — slashing a record number of job-killing regulations, enacting historic and record-setting tax cuts and fighting for fair and reciprocal trade agreements,” Trump said.
Trump cited the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which was signed last week, a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994, which he predicted would boost economic growth by 1.2 percent, generating $68 billion and creating 176,000 new jobs.
Trump added that the United States deal with China would "defend our workers, protect our intellectual property, bring billions of dollars into our treasury and open vast new markets for products made and grown right here in the United States of America.”
A White House petition calling for #NancyPelosi to be impeached "for crimes of #Treason" has gone viral, gathering tens of thousands of signatures in just a few days.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 28, 2019
READ MORE: https://t.co/GaRQ59WqXz#ImpeachPelosi
Here is the moment when Nancy Pelosi ripped up President @realDonaldTrump’s speech.— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) February 5, 2020
That was ripping up Janiyah’s dream of going to school.
That was ripping up the Hake family, who lost their dad because of terrorist Soleimani.
We will remember.pic.twitter.com/RIvcruJq9R#SOTU
As Speaker of the House for four State of the Unions by a President of the other party I am disgusted and insulted by the viciously partisan action of Nancy Pelosi tearing up the speech.She isn’t clever or cute her childishness insults our American traditions -should be censured.— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) February 5, 2020
Last year, Neon Nettle reported on a White House petition calling for Pelosi to be impeached "for crimes of Treason," which continues to gain momentum.
The campaign was launched on January 18th, 2019, by "M.G." via the official "We the People" government website.
At the time, the petition, "Impeach Nancy Pelosi for crimes of Treason!" was only just over 20,000 signatures short from an official response from the White House.
In October, the petition reached over a quarter-million signatures.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia woman who created the petition, delivered a copy of the petition to Nancy Pelosi’s House office in 2019.
Greene encourages patriotic Americans to sign the petition.
The petition reads in part:
“Nancy Pelosi is a TRAITOR to the American People!"
The Constitution defines, 'Treason against the US.. ..adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.'
Illegal aliens are enemies that invade our country with drugs, human trafficking, and terrorist causing death and crime to American citizens.
Nancy Pelosi adheres to these enemies by voting for and providing them aid and comfort through Sanctuary policies funded by US citizen tax dollars, and refuses to protect American people by refusing to fund our border wall, leaving our borders open and unsafe.