House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made an attempt to conduct damage control last night after Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address.
Hoyer was pelted with questions from reporters about Pelosi's decision. He responded by calling it a distraction, but then justified it by saying the speech was "divisive."
"That seems to be the focus. Lets hope we didn't distract you from the lack of factual accuracy in the speech, the divisiveness in the speech and the blatant appeal to his base and very similar to the speeches in his rallies," Hoyer said.
Hoyer when asked multiple times about if it was appropriate for Pelosi to rip up Trump’s speech at the end pic.twitter.com/zLROSQa7YE— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 5, 2020
The White House responded to Pelosi's petty move by pointing out what President Trump's speech was actually about.
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.