House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was mocked for handing out what people are referring to as souvenir impeachment pens right after she signed off on the impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.
Technically speaking, the pens were actually commemorative pens that had Nancy Pelosi's name inscribed on them. She used one of them to sign the resolution that would send the impeachment articles over to Senate, but then she handed a few of them to those around her as people in the press were snapping photographs and recording video of it. These pens are not official impeachment pens, but many are referring to them as such.
Either way, not everyone was happy with it.sponsor
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton was quick to mock her, saying that "it’s a very solemn and prayerful moment, guys, when you saw those gold-encrusted commemorative pens that Nancy Pelosi had specially made" as per a report on Fox News.
Cotton continued joking, saying that "you know, we thought that she may have some grand strategy for delaying the impeachment trial for 28 days. Maybe, she was just waiting for her special order pens to come in from the factory."
The pens looked nice in black and gold, but was it appropriate to hand them out during the third impeachment in American history? Did the pens come from taxpayer money or did Pelosi pay for them herself?
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Once the video of surfaced of Pelosi signing the articles over to Senate and the pen debacle, that's when social media users came into play and also chimed in on mocking her.