Later quizzed by a reporter as she left the halls of Capitol, she said: "Because it was the courteous thing to do, considering the alternative".
Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona said he's introducing a resolution to censure and condemn Pelosi. The unfriendly exchange happened when Pelosi extended her hand to shake Trump's after he handed her a copy of his speech.
Trump on Tuesday faces the unusual prospect of delivering a speech to Congress as many of its members are actively weighing his removal from office, though his acquittal on abuse of power and obstruction charges in the Republican-controlled Senate is all but assured. Senators voted largely along party lines to approve rules set forth by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that required a majority vote in order to call further witnesses.
Just as the U.S. lawmakers applauded President Trump after delivering his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Pelosi ripped the statement handed over to her by the president.
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It is a good deal for Robeson County's farmers. "It reinforces what we have", and keeps zero-tariff trade for pork, Boerboom said. The deal puts the United States and North Carolina in a stronger position when negotiating trade agreements.
Romney and Pelosi are both deeply religious: he a Mormon and she a Catholic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made her disdain for President Donald Trump known after he finished his State of the Union address, ripping up her advance copy of his speech behind his back. Pelosi believes the House managers during the Senate trial presented an "overwhelming" case and Trump's legal team didn't refute the evidence. "He looked like that past year". Normally, she would have said, "I have the high privilege and distinct honour of presenting to you the president of the USA".
Trump plans to make a statement to the nation at noon Thursday about the end of his impeachment trial.
She added that she felt "liberated" after shredding the document, that as soon as he was about one-third of the way through the speech she knew that she had to do something to show the American people that the address was full of falsehoods.
"Our borders are secure, our values are renewed and pride restored", Trump said. An acquittal is expected, considering the Senate has a majority of the Republicans who are expected to vote in his favour.