(ReliableNews.org) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) didn’t have a great week. On August 31, she decided she was incapable of blow-drying her own hair like a normal adult and allegedly abused her position to visit a shuttered San Francisco salon. Then two Republican lawmakers asked Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate whether or not she committed a crime with a publicity stunt after the State of the Union Address in February.
Stunt or Crime?
It was the tear heard ‘round the country. After President Donald Trump finished the final State of the Union Address of his first term, Pelosi stood up ripped apart the copy of his speech he’d handed her earlier. It was outrageous. People across the country slammed the speaker for her petty behavior, but that’s not all. Some wondered if she’d committed an actual crime.
Let’s Settle This
On September 1, Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer (R-AL) asked AG Barr to investigate the act by Pelosi to see if she “committed a criminal act by destroying an official copy” of the president’s speech. There’s speculation that she may have violated 18 U.S.C. § 2071 which carries a sentence of up to three years in prison.
Palmer said her “infamous tantrum” wasn’t just “disgraceful,” she violated her duty to preserve an official document. The lawmakers now want Barr to determine if she broke the law once and for all. Not only because she deserves punishment if she committed a crime, but also so that she doesn’t set a precedent for future speakers.
The speaker has a duty to respect the country and the president, she did neither. After her behavior with the hair salon stunt, it seems as though Pelosi doesn’t think about anyone but herself and her own vendettas.
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