President Trump gave a robust State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening but an unconvinced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to physically rip her copy of it to shreds.
The speech described “the great American comeback,” in which the president said “years of economic decay are over” and “the days of our country being used, taken advantage of, and even scorned by other nations are long behind us.”
“We are moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago, and we are never going back!” Trump added.
Pelosi still ripped the speech.
She won’t get the last laugh though, Donald Trump Jr. predicted in a post on Twitter, as Trump could decide to rip the impeachment articles in the same manner after he is acquitted on Wednesday.
“Well @realDonaldTrump will have the last laugh when he gets to shred nasty Nancy’s bullshit articles of impeachment later today,” Trump Jr. wrote in a post.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
Conservative comedian Tim Young similarly said: “Today Trump is going to tear up the sham impeachment that your House Democrats passed.”
Hey @SpeakerPelosi, today Trump is going to tear up the sham articles of impeachment that your House Democrats passed.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 5, 2020
Politico reports the “end of President Donald Trump’s impeachment saga is in sight” as the Senate is expected to vote on Wednesday to acquit Trump.
The likely party-line vote was sealed this week when nearly every Republican senator declared their intent to reject the House’s articles of impeachment, ensuring that far fewer than the required two-thirds of the Senate would vote to remove him from office. The only remaining questions are whether Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah ) will join the chamber’s Democrats to deprive Trump of a unified GOP, and whether three centrist Democrats will reject either or both of the impeachment articles.
A handful of Senate Republicans — Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — even argued that the House had largely proven its case and that Trump’s actions were wrong, but concluded the charges didn’t merit removing a president, and all the associated national turmoil that would come with it.
The acquittal vote came days after a Democrat-led effort to subpoena additional witnesses and documents failed, largely on party lines. Romney and Collins were the only Republicans to join all 47 Democrats to support the motion for new witnesses. When that vote failed on Friday, the result seemed certain.
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
After Pelosi’s fit, you must acquit
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 5, 2020