House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has long been heralded by Democrats and their allies in the media as some sort of master political strategist.
She dominated headlines following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union back in 2020 when she theatrically ripped up a copy of the president’s speech.
The “real reason” Pelosi tore up the speech is revealed in a new biography called “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power.”
It contains Pelosi’s confession about why she had done it.
It apparently had to do with Trump honoring the late Rush Limbaugh.
Pelosi had indeed made small tears in her copy of the State of the Union Address throughout the speech, presumably marking the “objectionable” parts.
Pelosi had apparently forgotten her pen.
Then came the moment that set her over the top: The honoring of conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dramatically ripped up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech last year because she had been promised a big announcement on healthcare or opioids,” reports the Daily Mail.
“Instead, Trump gave Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” the paper added.
According to author Susan Page, Vice President Mike Pence discussed the possibility of mentioning healthcare.
“Oh, you’re going to be very happy about what he says tonight,” Pence reportedly told Pelosi at the time.
But Trump would instead brand Obamacare “socialist,” while only briefly mentioning the administration’s efforts to fight opioid addiction.
When Trump pivoted to honoring Limbaugh, and as First Lady Melania Trump put the Presidential Medal of Freedom on his neck, “Pelosi felt her temperature rising,” Page says, based on her interview with Pelosi.
“I thought, ‘This page is so full of lies, I want to be able to come back to it,’” Pelosi told Page.
The Speaker continued making tiny tears in the speech because she claimed she forgot her pen.
“I should have probably had a pen in the drawer, but I didn’t have a pen right there,” Pelosi said.
“She made a little tear in the next page to mark another assertion she saw as untrue,” Page writes. “And the next. By the time he was halfway through the speech, it occurred to her that she might just as well tear the whole thing in half, but she wasn’t ready to decide that yet.”
The Speaker revealed just how infuriated she was at the speech.
“My members were furious,” Pelosi said.”‘You could see steam coming out of the caucus. I’m not talking about the left-wing; I’m talking about all of the members. They were so offended.”
“He used the Congress, the House chamber, as a reality-show set,” she ranted. “And then he had no reality in his speech. People were just furious.”
The act solidified that the Speaker had no respect for Donald Trump; but even worse, it showed Nancy Pelosi had no respect for the dignity of the Congress or the institution of the presidency.
‘”It would be the most public display of disrespect in modern times from the leader of one branch of government to another, delivered almost face-to-face,” Page said.
But Pelosi said she has no regrets and felt “liberated” to have revealed the real reason she tore up her copy of the State of the Union address.
“I’m ever gracious and respectful of the office, if not the person,” Pelosi said of the presidency. “I’m not beyond that in partisanship or something, but not telling the truth, that was just beyond.”
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