2 Republicans Gary Palmer, Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee and Mike Johnson, Chairman of the Republican Study Committee have sent a letter to Attorney General Barr asking him to determine if House Speaker committed a crime when she ripped up President Trump’s State of the Union speech in a highly publicized incident
Palmer said in a statement “Nancy Pelosi’s famous tantrum on the House floor was more than disgraceful; she violated her responsibility to preserve official documents delivered to the House of Representatives.
“We ask the Attorney General to review this scandalous outburst, not simply because it offended every American, but because it set a precedent for radical politicians to hijack state events for partisan performance art and possibly break the law with, thus far, no consequence.” he added.
Here is the full letter sent to Barr.
RPC Chairman @USRepGaryPalmer and @RepublicanStudy
Chairman @RepMikeJohnson have requested that AG Bill Barr determine whether @SpeakerPelosi violated the law in destroying an official copy of @realDonaldTrump's 2020 State of the Union address. @GOPLeader pic.twitter.com/oZ1MLBgcHc
— GOPpolicy (@GOPpolicy) September 3, 2020
Politifact determined in February that the claim that Pelosi committed a violation by Charlie Kirk was false.
Kirk said, “Nancy Pelosi may have just committed a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2071, Section 2071 (a) when she ripped up President Trump’s State of the Union address.”
Experts told us that’s a misapplication of a law. The papers Pelosi ripped up did not belong to the government, nor were they the only copy of Trump’s speech in existence.
We rate this statement Pants on Fire!