Of all the theatrics and political gamesmanship House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., displayed Tuesday night at the State of the Union, and the dishonor she brought upon the institution of government with her antics, the worst thing she did was to bring even more pain to the family of a man killed by an illegal immigrant.
Jody Jones was a State of the Union guest of President Donald Trump, representing his grieving family after his brother, Rocky Jones, was shot and killed in California in 2018 by an illegal alien with a long criminal history and previous deportation orders.
And Jones wasn’t appreciative of Pelosi’s actions, as the speaker was seen fidgeting, pursing her lips and making faces. Like a petulant child, she ripped in half a copy of the SOTU speech given to her by the president at the end — a move Jones likened to ripping the hearts out of the chests of every guest in attendance.
“It felt like she ripped our hearts out,” he said Wednesday, during an appearance on Fox & Friends. “Everybody there. All of the guests. We couldn’t believe it.”
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“I don’t care how you feel about somebody,” Jones continued. “That was probably the most disrespectful thing I have ever seen in my life. Because, when she did that, it just tore us up. We couldn’t believe it.”
President Trump shared the tragic death of Jones’ brother with the nation, saying California’s sanctuary state policy, which has had “catastrophic results,” allowed his killer to be released from jail.
When Jones was introduced and the cameras turned in his direction, he was in tears, crying over the loss of his brother — Pelosi looked on with limited interest, at best.
Nancy Pelosi not even acknowledging Rocky Jones’s Brother, Rocky was murdered by an illegal Alien in her state of California.
How VILE is that? Disgusting!#StateOfTheUnion #Trump #Democrats pic.twitter.com/JUWzZC3jIf
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Trump delivered one of his more memorable lines of the night after this, saying, “The United States should be a sanctuary for law-abiding American citizens, not criminal aliens!”
After the SOTU, Pelosi released a statement denouncing the president’s speech as a “manifesto of mistruths.”
She wrote: “The manifesto of mistruths presented in page after page of the address tonight should be a call to action for everyone who expects truth from the president and policies worthy of his office and the American people. The American people expect and deserve a president to have integrity and respect for the aspirations for their children.”
Jones shared the details of his brothers’ death with the Fox & Friends crew.
“He was murdered by Gustavo Garcia,” he said. “He was an illegal immigrant. He was a criminal. He was deported twice before. The second time, he actually did federal time. He was arrested two days prior for being under the influence.”
Noting that the last arrest was a misdemeanor charge, Jones said the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department released Garcia within 10 hours.
When asked if he had a message for Speaker Pelosi, Jones began by calling for an end to California’s sanctuary law, before revisiting her disrespectful actions at the SOTU.
“First of all, let’s do away with the S.B. 54,” he said. “I don’t care how you feel about somebody. Think of other people and the others involved, please. Because what you did was very disrespectful. And it really ripped our hearts out.”
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