Ethics violation filed on Nancy Pelosi after she ripped up Trump's SOTU speech

After ripping President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now being called to resign. Top congressman and Democrat law professor Rep. Lee Zeldin demands for Pelosi's resignation as House Speaker. 

Lee Zeldin, whose Twitter handle is @RepLeeZeldin, tweeted "Nancy Pelosi should step down as Speaker. I'm confident that the American public will be directly sending her that message themselves later this year if she doesn't read the tea leaves herself and resign on her own terms today, it's fine. Another Law professor, Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, agrees with Zeldin, deeming Pelosi a "partisan troll." 

Turley wrote about this, and narrated his first experience walking onto the floor of the House of Representatives for 44 years. He said that while the country was deeply divided, there was no need to personally attack each other, citing that the senate are the custodians of the institution who bear the duty of strengthening and passing along traditions of rigid principles of decorum to the next generation.

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted that he's filing an ethics complaint, citing a potential violation of law 18 USC 2071. In his letter, he wrote "“It is hard to overlook the symbolism of such a gesture — the sense that Speaker Pelosi was utterly dismissive of the President’s achievements, and, more importantly, the achievements of the American people.”

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) presented a resolution, citing Pelosi's act as a "breach of decorum" that brought "discredit of the House." In her statement, she wrote 

Speaker Pelosi’s actions last night were appalling and shameful. Regardless of her personal feelings, she had a responsibility to conduct herself with civility as the presiding officer representing the House of Representatives. She is not the Speaker of the Democrats, but of the People’s House.

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Not only were her actions disrespectful of the Office of the President and the millions of Americans who elected President Trump, they were a slap in the face to the American heroes and their families he honored in his address. The privileged resolution was introduced under Rule 9 of the standing rules of the House. It is expected that the House will vote on the resolution later this week.”

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) said on Wednesday that he was going to introduce a resolution censuring Pelosi for her actions. 

Gosar said that Pelosi's act was not cute or funny, it was a petty outburst displaying hatred and is unbecoming of her office. As of this moment, there are more people reacting to Pelosi's outburst. 


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