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Nancy Pelosi and the Hard-Left Should All Resign

Feb 6, 2020

Most Americans have already heard about or seen the actions of Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when she ripped up President Trump's State of the Union speech.

Pelosi rips up SOTU speech
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The President had just ended his speech on a high note, extolling a vision of America as a free country. He was still in the camera's frame when Pelosi ripped up his speech in the most ostentatious way possible. In fact, video has shown that she pre-ripped it while he was talking. It was premeditated.

I was flabbergasted and shocked, as many undoubtedly were.

Pelosi's speech ripping was especially shocking because President Trump had ended his speech with such uplifting words; words that one would think any patriotic American could resonate with. Thus, her actions were even more jarring. The graphic above demonstrates the difference. Click on the image to see a larger view.

Her actions brought immediate criticism, including calls for her resignation. Writing in The Hill, in the article "Nancy Pelosi should resign," Jonathan Turley stated:

Pelosi has demolished decades of tradition with this poorly considered moment. Of course, many will celebrate her conduct and be thrilled by the insult to Trump. However, even those of us who disagree with his policies should consider what Pelosi destroyed in her moment of rage. She shredded the pretense of governing with civility and dignity in the House. Notably, she did not wait to rip up her copy of the speech until after she left the House floor. Pelosi wanted to do it at the end of the speech, in front of the camera, with the president still in the chamber.

That act was more important to Pelosi than preserving the tradition of her office. In doing so, she forfeited the right to occupy that office. If Pelosi cannot maintain the dignity and neutrality of her office at the State of the Union, she should resign as the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Turley's full article is here: The article contains a clip of the video of Pelosi ripping the speech.

Nancy Pelosi and her hard-left Democrat colleagues have seriously harmed America with their attempts to deconstruct the principles upon which America was founded. Hollywood, academia, hard-left Democrats, and the "mainstream" media have created an unholy alliance, and today millions of Americans have been miseducated and misinformed about the real story of America: the country that has articulated and demonstrated the timeless values of freedom.

It's time for Nancy Pelosi and the radical members of the hard-left to all resign. It's time for the leftist nightmare to be debunked.


Peter Falkenberg Brown is a native of Portland. He's the Chairman of the Gray Republican Committee and is the Info/Web Committee Chair for the CCRC.

He's passionate about writing, publishing, public speaking and film. He's also a website programmer.


Next CCRC General Meeting

Our next CCRC General Meeting is on Tuesday, Sep 21. 5:45 p.m. Social / 6:30 p.m. Meeting. Free Refreshments in back of room.

Standish Municipal Office, Rte 35, 175 Northeast Road, Standish
(From Rte 25, drive on Rte 35 toward Windham. Town hall is a short distance on the right.)

* The focus of the meeting will be to "unpack" Question 1 on the ballot on November 2nd. We'll have speakers presenting some excellent analysis about the issues. This is a "you'll want to attend" meeting! As a reference, Question 1 states:

Citizen Initiative
"Do you want to ban the construction of high-impact electric transmission lines in the Upper Kennebec Region and to require the Legislature to approve all other such projects anywhere in Maine, both retroactively to 2020, and to require the Legislature, retroactively to 2014, to approve by a two-thirds vote such projects using public land?"


EVENT: Defending America: The Present Threat to Freedom
Cumberland County Virtual Golf Tournament
Lincoln Club Dinner with Senator Susan Collins as Keynote Speaker, Fri, 2/7/2020