If there was one person we wanted to hear react to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's dramatic display during the State of the Union Tuesday night, when she ripped up the president's speech, it was White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway. She had her chance to respond on Fox News Wednesday morning, and she provided the kind of colorful commentary we've come to expect from her.
"It shows you how petty and peevish and partisan the Democrat Party has become... [Pelosi] looked like she was reading the Cheesecake Factory menu all night." pic.twitter.com/RlAq5KlD7x— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 5, 2020
"She looked like she was reading the Cheesecake Factory menu all night, going through every single page," Conway said of Pelosi. "And then, too, I think that she should either be censured or I believe there should - the same woman who led a resolution in the House to denounce a tweet last summer, there ought to be a Senate resolution denouncing her behavior last night."
Conway exposed just how bad the speaker's stunt looked, reminding everyone that on the pages Pelosi tore to shreds were Trump's acknowledgments of his very worthy guests of honor.
"I think it’s very disappointing for people to literally watch Democrats sitting on their hands, Nancy Pelosi shredding the memory of Kayla Mueller, shredding 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman, shredding a little 2-year-old, Ellie, who was born at 21 weeks and six days, and the list goes on and on," Conway explained. "People sitting on their hands and rolling their eyes when a crying man with cancer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom."
"I think it shows you how petty and peevish and partisan the Democratic Party has become. And for all the people out there who fancy themselves the armchair psychiatrist, trying to analyze certain people, they ought to shift their craft over to Nancy Pelosi."
The White House Twitter account tweeted out a similar observation.
Speaker Pelosi just ripped up:— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 5, 2020
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 American people, Conway noted, don't share the sentiments of the Democrats in the room last night. Recent surveys show that Trump's approval rating is higher than ever.
President Trump is in the midst of a Senate impeachment trial. Yet, despite some surprise votes, he is expected to be acquitted on Wednesday afternoon.