Rep. Matt Gaetz To File Ethics Charges Against Pelosi For Ripping Trump’s Speech

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., tears her copy of President Donald Trump's s State of the Union address after he delivered it to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Vice President Mike Pence is at left. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

February 6, 2020 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — House Judiciary Committee member Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said Wednesday that he plans to file ethics charges against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., over what he described as her “temper tantrum” following President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Speaking to Laura Ingraham on The Ingraham Angle, he added that 2 other Republicans will be joining him in filing the charges, namely Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York and Rep. Kay Granger of Texas.

“[Pelosi] disgraced the House of Representatives, she embarrassed our country and she destroyed official records. The law does not allow the Speaker of the House to destroy the records of the House and the rules of the House do not permit some little temper tantrum just because you don’t like what the president of the United States says,” he said, according to Fox News.

Gaetz said that he is far from the only Republican who’s had enough of the political double standards in Washington. To illustrate, Gaetz brought up Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, who was reprimanded in 2009 after yelling “You lie!” at then-President Obama when he claimed illegal immigrants would not be covered by ObamaCare.

“The Democrats really brought the heat down on him,” Gaetz said, adding: “By the way, Joe Wilson was right. We ought to apply the same standards to the Democrats that they want to apply to us and there will be an ethics investigation to Nancy Pelosi and we will start the ball rolling to have her censured.”

“From the inside out, Nancy Pelosi has been a poison,” added Zeldin, who appeared with Gaetz on the show.

“She is now poisoning the House of Representatives and Congress and our country because they start off with her getting rolled by her far left, which is basically taken over the Democratic Party.”

Gaetz concluded by addressing when he described as Pelosi’s “real impulse control problems,” a reference to Pelosi’s tearing up of Trump’s speech immediately after its conclusion at the SOTU on Tuesday.

The White House had reacted soon after Pelosi’s outburst, tweeting “Speaker Pelosi just ripped up: One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller. A service member’s reunion with his family. That’s her legacy.”

SPEAKER PELOSI JUST RIPPED UP:

ONE OF OUR LAST SURVIVING TUSKEGEE AIRMEN.

THE SURVIVAL OF A CHILD BORN AT 21 WEEKS.

THE MOURNING FAMILIES OF ROCKY JONES AND KAYLA MUELLER.

A SERVICE MEMBER’S REUNION WITH HIS FAMILY.

THAT’S HER LEGACY.

— THE WHITE HOUSE (@WHITEHOUSE) FEBRUARY 5, 2020


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