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Carter Supports Resolution Disapproving of the Behavior of Speaker Pelosi

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Washington, February 6, 2020 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today voted to bring a resolution to the House floor disapproving of the behavior of Speaker Pelosi during the joint session of Congress held on February 4, 2020, for the State of the Union Address. 

Immediately following President Trump's remarks, while still presiding over the joint session of Congress, Speaker Pelosi ripped up an official copy of the address. The resolution before the House today would assert that the conduct of Speaker Pelosi was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session. 

Carter is one of the original cosponsors on the resolution. 

"President Trump delivered an inspiring and unifying speech on Tuesday night," said Carter. 
He spoke about the prosperity of our nation and recognized some great Americans among us. He spoke about a 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman, a proud mother with her daughter who received an opportunity scholarship, a brave American hero who surprised his family after returning home from deployment, and more. President Trump spoke about how great it is to be in the greatest country on earth. 

Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi decided to rip up the House of Representative's copy of that speech. Just because the Speaker does not agree with President Trump, does not give her the right to destroy the copy of the address given to the People's House. She not only disrespected the great Americans in the speech, but also all every single American across the country. After months of a divisive impeachment sham, our nation deserves better and the Speaker must be held accountable for these actions."


Text of the Privileged Resolution, H. Res. 832, as Introduced: 

Whereas on December 20th, 2019, Speaker Pelosi extended an invitation for President Trump to address a joint session of Congress on February 4th, 2020.  

Whereas on February 4th, 2020 President Trump delivered his State of the Union address, in which he honored the sacrifice of the following American heroes and their families:

General Charles McGee, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker who was caring for suffering civilians in Syria when she was kidnapped, tortured and enslaved by ISIS for over 500 days before being murdered by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Army Staff Sergeant Christopher Hake, who was killed while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq by a roadside bomb supplied by Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.

Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams, who is currently serving his fourth deployment in the Middle East and his wife Amy, who works full time for the Army and devotes hundreds of hours helping military families.  

Whereas immediately following the address, while still presiding over the joint session, Speaker Pelosi ripped up an official copy of the President’s remarks, which contained the names and stories of these patriots who sacrificed so much for our country; and 
 
Whereas the conduct of Speaker Pelosi was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it
 
Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of Speaker Pelosi during the joint session of Congress held on February 4, 2020.
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