On Thursday, a tweet by Rep. Paul Gosar went viral in which he jokingly claimed he found the copy of the State of the Union speech that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ripped up in a garbage can.
BREAKING: It occurred to me trash day at the Capitol is Tuesday and Friday. I went to the trash bins and found the ripped up copy of @realDonaldTrump #SOTU speech. I delicately taped it and will give to Library of Congress. I think the Speaker wrote her notes on it too. 😂 pic.twitter.com/DGWdzRpfly
— Paul Gosar (@DrPaulGosar) February 6, 2020
In an interview on KFYI’s James T. Harris show, Gosar discussed the Speakers “classless outburst” and the atmosphere around the Capitol since Pelosi’s controversial action and President Trump’s acquittal.
Gosar explained that Pelosi’s decision to tear up a copy of the speech was “vengeful” and “vindictive.”
Gosar, who represents Arizona’s fourth district, which is home to the family of Kayla Mueller, told Harris, “This is personal for me. When she ripped up that speech, it had a lot of meaning for me and the Mueller family.”
Gosar explained, “That was the loss of Kayla and it means something. When you tear up those remarks, you tear up the remembering of Kayla Mueller and her mom and dad.”
Paul Gosar says it is time for the country to get back to work after Trump’s acquittal. https://t.co/ePAZPqBRGo
— James T Harris (@JamesTHarris) February 7, 2020
Gosar announced on Wednesday his plan to introduce a resolution censuring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for ripping apart President Trump’s State of the Union address.
“In response to her classless outburst, I’ve decided to introduce a resolution to censure & condemn Speaker Pelosi,” tweeted Gosar. “In a new low, she violated the Code of Official Conduct requiring Members ‘behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.'”
In response to her classless outburst, I’ve decided to introduce a resolution to censure & condemn Speaker Pelosi.
In a new low, she violated the Code of Official Conduct requiring Members “behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House.” pic.twitter.com/gvf6KWNpSM
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) February 5, 2020