Nancy Pelosi Rips Up President Trump’s SOTU Speech After He Calls for Protecting Babies

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 5, 2020   |   10:29AM   |   Washington, DC

President Donald Trump used his State of the Union speech last night to call for protecting babies from late-term abortions, and he celebrated the gift of life by honoring a girl born so prematurely doctors didn’t know if she would survive.

The president also celebrated jobs for Americans including women and minorities, thanked a soldier & his family for their service, honored a young boy and his educational pursuits, and asked that God bless the United States and provide it His grace.

Apparently that was too much for pro-abortion Speaker Nancy Pelosi to handle — so she ripped up the transcript of Trump’s speech to shreds and laid in on the desk in front of her.

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Pelosi’s actions are coming under fire — even from the liberal media. As one CNN writer reflected, “It was unprecedented behavior for a speaker, aggressively rude and unapologetically meant to rile up her base.” Her actions even produced a twitter hashtag derided the shredding: #PelosiTantrum

Fox commentator Jason Chaffetz said “I have never seen anybody act so childish in my life.”

Pro-life Vice President Mike Pence sat next to Pelosi during the address and he said he believed Pelosi planned all along to shred the speech.

“It felt like it,” he said during an interview on Fox and Friends. Pence said Pelosi’s action “really dishonored the moment and was beneath the dignity of the Joint Session of Congress.”

“I wasn’t sure if she was ripping up the speech or the Constitution,” he added.

In a statement afterwards, Pelosi defended the tear.

“The manifesto of mistruths presented in page after page of the address tonight should be a call to action for everyone who expects truth from the President and policies worthy of his office and the American people,” Pelosi said.