Nancy Pelosi’s State of the Union stunt may have broken the law, Rep. Matt Gaetz says

Nancy Pelosi’s State of the Union stunt may have broken the law, Rep. Matt Gaetz says
Pelosi tearing up SOTU (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Can you picture Pelosi in an orange jumpsuit?]

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz filed an ethics complaint against Nancy Pelosi that said the House speaker possibly violated numerous House rules — and maybe even broke the law — by tearing up a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union speech.

The Florida legislator sent a letter to the House Committee on Ethics requesting that it open an investigation and shared the missive on Twitter.

Gaetz wrote that “Speaker Pelosi’s gesture was deeply offensive and appears to violate clauses 1 and 2 of House Rule XXIII,” which dictate the House’s official code of conduct.

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“Her behavior does not ‘reflect creditably on the House,’ nor does it follow ‘the spirit and the letter of the Rules of the House.’”

Gaetz, in his letter, said Pelosi’s “unseemly behavior certainly warrants censure.”

The lawmaker asked that after conducting the ethics probe, the committee make referrals to the Department of Justice. …

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