Here’s What KJP Had to Say When Asked About Biden Commuting Hunter’s Sentence
Federal Reserve Makes an Announcement About Interest Rates
Media Repeatedly Shed Tears for Repeat Offender Hunter, and a Hockey Writer Finds...
The Economist Took a Close Look at the NYT's Bestseller List and Found...
State Votes to Block Candidates From Office After 81 to Keep People Like...
Joe Biden Thinks Felon Son Is Being Victimized
House Votes to Hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in Contempt
Voters In This Crucial Blue-State Explain Why They Are Voting for Trump
How House Republicans Are Standing With Israel: NDAA Amendments
You Won’t Believe How This High School Spent a $10,000 Grant
Turley Weighs in on How Pelosi's Admissions Highlight Credibility Issues of J6 Committee
Lia Thomas Loses Legal Challenge to Compete in the Olympics
Hamas-Supporting Anti-Semites Are Somehow Getting Even More Brazen and Vile
Another California City Became a 'Sanctuary' for Trans People
Here's What Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Risch Is Willing to Do...

Pelosi Says One Moment Nearly Stopped Her from Ripping Up Trump's SOTU Speech

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Americans were rightly outraged by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's State of the Union stunt earlier this month. As soon as President Trump concluded his remarks, she stood up and dramatically ripped a copy of his speech to shreds. The Republican National Committee was quick to use her immature display in an ad, accusing her of disrespecting the veterans and survivors Trump had honored in his speech.


At his Manchester rally last week, the president also recalled Pelosi "mumbling" to herself throughout his speech, which he joked was pretty distracting.

"Let me say this: I had no intention of doing that when we went to the State of the Union," according to the speaker. "In fact, I was well into past the first third of it. I'm a speed reader so I was reading ahead so I knew what was there. I got past about a third of it and I thought, 'This is terrible.'"

At one point in her interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Pelosi again argued that she really tried not to rip it up.

"I thought if I could find a page that doesn't have a falsehood on it, I'll spare it," she explained. "But I couldn't find that."

One moment in particular, she claimed, nearly stopped her in her tracks.


"I almost did when I saw the soldier was coming home, that was so beautiful," she said. "But, get back to the bottom of the page and there he goes again."

She was talking about this moment here, when Trump surprised military spouse Amy Williams with a reunion with her husband Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams, who had spent the last seven months in Afghanistan.

"But Amy, there’s one more thing," the president said. "Tonight we have a very special surprise. Your husband is back from deployment. He is here with us tonight. And we couldn’t keep him waiting any longer."

Williams walked down the stairs to embrace his family. And Pelosi is right, it was beautiful. The rest of what she said was nonsense. There's no explaining why she tore up a speech that was dedicated to some of America's finest.


Trump voters I spoke with at his Manchester rally last Monday called Pelosi's action "disrespectful." One man suggested she should be jailed for ripping up a public document. Others had more colorful things to say.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos