(Thefreedomflag.com) – Republican Representative for Florida, Matt Gaetz, has announced his plans to file ethics charges against the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
At the end of the State of the Union address, Nancy Pelosi was seen tearing up and destroying an official copy of President Donald Trump’s speech. By tearing up the paper, it is thought that Pelosi may have also broken the law.
Speaking to Laura Ingraham of The Ingraham Angle on Fox News, Gaetz said that he plans on filing charges in the House Ethics Committee against Pelosi. He said, “She disgraced the House of Representatives, she embarrassed our country and she destroyed official records.”
He continued, explaining that the law does not allow the Speaker of the House to willingly destroy official records and that the rules of the House “do not permit some little temper tantrum just because you don’t like what the president of the United States says.”
In an interview with the Daily Caller, vice president Mike Pence revealed that throughout Trump’s speech, Pelosi muttered under her breath, made noises, and complained to Pence. In true Mike Pence style (respectful but brutal!), he said that as Pelosi tore up the documents, he “wasn’t sure if she was ripping up the speech or ripping up the constitution.”
Gaetz isn’t the only one who thinks Pelosi should face consequences for her actions. Gaetz told Ingraham:
“We ought to apply the same standards to the Democrats that they want to apply to us and there will be an ethics investigation into Nancy Pelosi and we will start the ball rolling to have her censured. And the first act begins tomorrow when Congressman Zeldin [New York] and I will join Kay Granger in a censure resolution and we will force a vote on that resolution.”
Gaetz published a copy of his letter to the Ethics Committee on Twitter.
Her conduct was beneath the dignity of the House, and a potential violation of law (18 USC 2071).
Nobody is above the law. She must be held accountable. pic.twitter.com/dXPPWQNtI8
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) February 6, 2020
Congressman Lee Zeldin also said that Pelosi was being controlled by the far left, which he also said had “basically taken over the Democratic Party.”
Looking at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the attitude towards President Trump, it’s hard to disagree.
Zeldin went on:
“She should be censured. It was a disgrace, it was an embarrassment. Basically from the inside out, Nancy Pelosi has been poisoned. She is now poisoning the House of Representatives and Congress of our country.”
Other big names have joined the congressmen in calling for Pelosi to be censured, including Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.