Feb 5, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Kellyanne Conway says Pelosi should be censured for tearing up Trump's speech

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tears President Trump's speech at the State of the Union address

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway called Speaker Nancy Pelosi "an incorrigible child" for tearing up a copy of President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night, and suggested that she be "censured."

Why it matters: Each house of Congress is responsible for censuring its own members, and it's unrealistic that Pelosi would face that kind of reprimand from a chamber that she controls. The episode Tuesday night and the subsequent fallout underscores the extreme partisan divisions between Trump and the House Democrats that voted to impeach him.

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