Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer [R-ALA] and Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson [R-LA] have sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking him to determine whether or not Nancy Pelosi “committed a criminal act by destroying an official copy of the State of the Union speech delivered to her.”
Back in February, after President Trump concluded his State of the Union Address, Nancy Pelosi ripped up her copy for a loud and obvious display of partisan disdain for the President. When asked about destroying the document she said, “it was the courteous thing to do considering the alternatives. I tore it up. I was trying to find one page with truth on it. I couldn’t.”
Spokesperson for Pelosi has argued that she wasn’t in possession of an official record, only a printout, and therefore she is not in violation of any federal law. If found guilty of mutilating federal records, an offender may face up to three years in prison.
In their letter Palmer and Johnson wrote, “Nancy Pelosi’s famous tantrum on the House floor was more than disgracefulWe 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.”
Sources: Fox News, Conservative Brief; Photo-CNN, USA Today