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Members Of ‘The Squad’ Applaud Pelosi Tearing Up Speech About Veterans And Children

The words Pelosi tore up focused on premature babies, fallen service members, veterans, military family reunions, and mourning families.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped up a copy of President Donald Trump’s state of the union address Tuesday night at the conclusion of the annual speech.

The words she tore up focused on premature babies, fallen service members, veterans, military family reunions and mourning families. Throughout the speech, Trump honored one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, who is 100 years old, surprised a military family with their father’s return from overseas, and celebrated the birth of a baby at 21 weeks. Democrats on the left, however, applauded Pelosi for dismissively ripping apart a text that sought to unify the nation.

Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who walked out the speech, said Pelosi should have shredded it.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar applauded Pelosi using a GIF of the House speaker from a previous state of the union address.

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who didn’t attend the event, gave it a nod.

Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who also didn’t attend the event, retweeted this:

Immediately after Pelosi tore up the speech, the White House put out a statement condemning Pelosi’s divisive act.

“Speaker Pelosi just ripped up: One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The morning families of Rocky Jones and Kaylan Mueller. A service member’s reunion with his family. That’s her legacy,” the White House account wrote on Twitter.

When asked why she tore up the speech, Pelosi voiced no regrets, and said “because it was the courteous thing to do,” according to NBC reporter Frank Thorp V.