The far-left radical Democrat Speaker of the US House, Nancy Pelosi from California is really having a bad week between being humiliated over her refusal to follow her own face mask rules and getting services that are denied other Americans in a beauty Salon, and now for her rage-filled stunt of ripping up her copy of President Donald J. Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Speech.
Watch Pelosi throw a jealous temper tantrum after a very well received State of the Union Speech by Trump
Republicans did not forget that what Pelosi did could be a crime.
Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer, R-Ala., and Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson, R-La., wrote a letter to Barr on Tuesday asking he deliver a definitive answer on whether “Pelosi committed a criminal act by destroying an official copy of the State of the Union speech delivered to her” by Trump.
The calls come as Pelosi is being slammed for getting her hair done at a California hair salon that has been closed due to coronavirus restrictions.
“Nancy Pelosi’s famous tantrum on the House floor was more than disgraceful; she violated her responsibility to preserve official documents delivered to the House of Representatives,” Palmer said in a statement. “We ask the Attorney General to review this scandalous outburst, not simply because it offended every American, but because it set a precedent for radical politicians to hijack state events for partisan performance art and possibly break the law with, thus far, no consequence.”
The GOP lawmakers believe Pelosi could have violated 18 U.S.C. § 2071 which deals with the mutilation of official federal records and sets a criminal penalty of destroying documents of up to three years in prison.
Republican Matt Gaetz had asked that after conducting the ethics probe, the committee make referrals to the Department of Justice “for further investigation and prosecution.”
Pelosi, Gaetz alleges in the letter, “appears to be in violation” of a law that prohibits willfully destroying paper or documents “filed or deposited” in public office.
“There is no question that Speaker Pelosi ‘mutilated, obliterated, or destroyed’ the copy of the President’s address provided to her at the beginning of the evening,” Gaetz wrote, quoting language from the law.
Gaetz wrote that “Speaker Pelosi’s gesture was deeply offensive and appears to violate clauses 1 and 2 of House Rule XXIII,” which dictate the House’s official code of conduct.
“Her behaviour does not ‘reflect creditably on the House,’ nor does it follow ‘the spirit and the letter of the Rules of the House.’”
Gaetz, in his letter, said Pelosi’s “unseemly behaviour certainly warrants censure.”
The Attorney General has not responded yet.
This story is developing…