Pence On Pelosi: ‘I Wasn’t Sure If She Was Ripping Up The Speech Or Ripping Up The Constitution’

Eric Scheiner | February 5, 2020
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Vice President Mike Pence slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Wednesday morning for her paper-ripping antics at the end of President Trump’s State of The Union address.

“I didn't see her do it. I found out just a few moments later and I think it was a new low,” Pence told Fox News.  “I wasn't sure if she was ripping up the speech or ripping up the Constitution.”

“I mean, you know, it's clear the contrast here was a president who spent an hour and a half making the speech about America. And Nancy Pelosi in the final moments tried to make it about her. And I think the American people see through it. I think they see through the pettiness. They see through the politics of all of it. 

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“I don't actually get her take on this,” Pence later added. “Now she's saying that it was filled with lies. What lies were there? I mean, I watched the president build this speech. Everything about the economy, everything about the military, everything about President Trump's decisive action taking out al-Baghdadi and Qasem Soleimani, every story about Americans, the hopeful aspirational tone at the end. “

“I expect when the dust settles on this speech, it's going to be remembered as one of the best State of the Union addresses in history.”