(UnitedVoice.com) – After President Trump delivered his State of the Union Address this past February, most civilized Americans were appalled at the blatant disrespect Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi showed for the commander in chief. Now, two lawmakers want to know if her actions were more than rude, could they be criminal?
On September 4, Republican lawmakers, Reps. Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Mike Johnson (R-LA), sent a letter to United States Attorney General (AG) William Barr asking him to determine if Pelosi (D-CA) committed a criminal act. Their question revolves around her petulant act of tearing up her copy of President Donald Trump’s 2020 State of the Union (SOTU) address.
As I pointed out before the pandemic began, Pelosi's actions at the SOTU set a terrible example & precedent- & a blatant violation of an important federal law. @USRepGaryPalmer & I have submitted a letter to AG Barr to determine his opinion on the matter. https://t.co/NAFEUfU7jt
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) September 4, 2020
They want to know if the transcript given to her in her capacity as Speaker could be defined as an “official document” under federal law as found in 18 U. S. C. § 2071. If AG Barr was to make an affirmative decision, Pelosi could face up to three years in prison and “forfeit [her] office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”
In the end, it may equate to nothing more than having the three men sit down over a cup of coffee and answer some hypotheticals. But, if nothing else, it’s at least an attempt to hold one Liberal lawmaker accountable to the oath she swore.
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