New evidence signals that despite her indignant claims otherwise, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s speech-ripping stunt at this year’s State of the Union address Tuesday wasn’t a spur of the moment action but rather one she’d planned at least somewhat in advance.
Video footage from the speech shows that as President Donald Trump began speaking about conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh’s cancer diagnosis about halfway through the speech, Pelosi grabbed her copy of the SOTU address, pulled it underneath her desk and then proceeded to add a small tear to it.
Close-up video footage from the moment the full tear occurred after the president concluded speaking roughly 30 minutes later likewise shows that she wound up tearing into the document from the very spot she’d added what appears to be a pre-tear to it earlier.
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The emergence of this footage came after the speaker’s office slammed Vice President Mike Pence for suggesting that Pelosi had planned the whole affair.
“It felt like it [was planned],” the VP said the following morning on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” adding that it marked a “new low” for her.
“I didn’t see her do it. I found out just a few moments later, and I think it was a new low. I wasn’t sure if she was ripping up the speech or ripping up the Constitution,” he reportedly said.
“It felt like it,” said @VP this morning, if he thought @SpeakerPelosi planned all along to tear up Pres Trump’s speech. In a live interview on @foxandfriends, Pence said Pelosi’s action “really dishonored the moment & was beneath the dignity of the Joint Session of Congress. pic.twitter.com/b249HyyeH6
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 5, 2020
In response, Pelosi’s office pounced.
“The Vice President’s complicity in last night’s reality show is disgusting. He is in no position to lecture anyone about the Constitution, decorum or respect as he cheerleads the mistruths of his master,” Drew Hammill, the speaker’s deputy chief of staff, reportedly said in a statement.
But in his FNC comments, Pence had also addressed the president’s alleged “mistruths.”
“I don’t actually get her take on this,” he’d said. “Now she’s saying that it was filled with lies. What lies were there? I mean, I watched the president build this speech. Everything about the economy, everything about the military, everything about President Trump’s decisive action taking out al-Baghdadi and Qasem Soleimani, every story about Americans, the hopeful aspirational tone at the end.”
It’s as if the speaker believes indisputable facts are lies …
With it now having been confirmed that Pelosi’s final tear was at least somewhat planned — why else would she have ripped pre-tears into the document — backlash, criticism, and mockery have begun mounting from those who are fed-up with the Democrats’ constant, purposeful lies and also annoyed by the speaker’s disrespect toward Limbaugh.
“As with everything the Democrats do they probably took polling to see what would get a reaction that they could get their lap dogs in the media to run with,” the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. angrily speculated.
As with everything the Democrats do they probably took polling to see what would get a reaction that they could get their lap dogs in the media to run with.
Nancy Pelosi ‘pre-ripped’ pages of Trump’s SOTU speech, video shows https://t.co/qlpEY6y3nf
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
Others joined him in expressing outrage.
This can’t be, can it? She had them ready to go? Almost like this whole thing is scripted & actors are playing their parts. pic.twitter.com/zOz5ejWFPH
— Marty Sader (@martysader) February 5, 2020
Wait they lied?!? I’m shocked
— Ron Under (@Ron_U2020) February 6, 2020
Premeditated hate. Where is that on the #Catholic doctrine
— Patrick Kelly (@pjkellyct) February 5, 2020
Note, during the speech, you can see Pelosi shuffling the papers several time and even going about to silently tear them as the speech went on. She relented several times and decided to do it at the end and here we have the results. So it was premeditated all along. ..
— BBernier (@BrunoBernier1) February 6, 2020
When Nancy Pelosi ripped up the SOTU papers last night, if you haven’t noticed, the papers were pre-ripped on the top. So then this was premeditated and again she is lying as usual. Which the video, I do miss much, not even the smallest of things.
— James Herb (@JamesHerb6) February 5, 2020
Here is Nancy Pelosi pre-ripping SOTU speech in preparation for her stunt at the end. This was a planned stunt, not a spontaneous reaction to Trump’s speech.
Not only were Pelosi’s actions grossly disrespectful. She is a liar. https://t.co/dvI6DFeRxwpic.twitter.com/GKnSmzfOVf
— TheAcquitisLegit.357 (@ASimplePatriot) February 5, 2020
Everything is scripted with the Left.
including Screwing Bernie in Iowa.
— WeAreTrump2020 (@Trump2020We) February 6, 2020
#Pelosi performed a pre-tear right when GEOTUS started talking about Rush. She was planning this. She is a hate-filled person.https://t.co/qOORiDiHso
— Nick Ring (@Nick_The_Ring) February 5, 2020
She planned on ripping #Trumpspeech from the beginning. #NancyPelosiIsADisgrace #NancytheRipper #NancyPelosiMustStepDown #NancyIsADisgrace #ResignNowPelosi #ResignNancy #NancyResign #PelosiDisgrace #PelosiNeedsToGo #PelosiMustGo #PelosiTheRipper #PelosiHatesAmerica
— American Phoenix (@AmericanFire127) February 6, 2020
Despite the disrespect Pelosi showed toward the president, Limbaugh, and everybody else who was honored at the SOTU address Tuesday, she continues to be heralded as a veritable “hero” by the Democrat Party’s increasingly radical base.
“When they go low, we go lower,” Joy Behar of “The View” said Wednesday. “That’s the only thing that works with these criminals and fascists who are running the country right now. Sorry, but that’s what works.”
Sorry, but America’s duly elected president, Donald J. Trump, is neither a criminal nor a fascist.
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