Top Republicans call on Barr for criminal investigation into Pelosi tearing up Trump’s State of the Union address
Two Republican House members have officially called on Attorney General William Barr to investigate House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for tearing up President Trump’s State of the Union address earlier this year.
“Nancy Pelosi’s famous tantrum on the House floor was more than disgraceful; she violated her responsibility to preserve official documents delivered to the House of Representatives,” Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer wrote. “We 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,
Palmer, along with Republican Study Committee Chairman Mike Johnson, sent a letter to Barr asking him to provide an answer as to whether or not Pelosi “committed a criminal act by destroying an official copy of the State of the Union speech delivered to her,” according to Fox News.
The lawmakers suspect that Pelosi may have violated 18 U.S.C. § 2071, which pertains to destroying federal records and carries a possible punishment of three years in prison.
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