The House Republican Conference Chair has just 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 decision comes from Liz Cheney, the third-ranking position of GOP leadership. Although the future is uncertain, this makes it clear that Speaker Pelosi violated U.S. code on February 4th.
The Chair just ruled that the signed copy of POTUS’ SOTU address destroyed last night by @SpeakerPelosi was “a document of the House.”
Stand by for more. #SOTU20
— Dan Bishop (@jdanbishop) February 5, 2020
“Whoever, having the custody of destroys the same, shall be fined… shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
The internet quickly responded to this news, with Donald Trump Jr. saying:
If Trump broke this law the Democrats would try to impeach him… https://t.co/X5PQNDN7us
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
This makes it clear that Nancy Pelosi destroyed an official signed document that was meant to be filed with Congress as a permanent record, and as the pressure grew,
Nancy Pelosi responded to the numerous accusations, justifying her decision by claiming:
“He shredded the truth so I shredded his speech.”
This premeditated publicity stunt has backfired in many ways, and it could result in serious consequences including removal from office for Pelosi.
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