House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., holds up a copy of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress that she tore up on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. At left Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Last night, after President Donald Trump was done giving his State of the Union speech, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promptly held it up and tore the document in half for all the world to see. The Democrats, who spent quite a bit of time sitting stock still in anger and resentment, finally took to their feet to applaud Pelosi’s petty move.
And it was petty. It was thoughtless. It was cruel.
It wasn’t all those things because she ripped up a speech in a dramatic effort to show dissent against a man that she hates with every bone in her body. It was all those things because of what the speech represented.