Sending Office: Honorable Kay Granger
I write today to urge to you join me as cosponsor of H.Res. 832. This resolution raises the question of the privileges of the House and expresses disapproval of the behavior of Speaker Pelosi during the joint session of Congress on February 4, 2020.
Speaker Pelosi, while still presiding over the joint session of Congress, ripped up an official copy of the President’s remarks, which contained the names and stories of patriots who sacrificed so much for our country. The conduct of Speaker Pelosi was a
breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session.
For questions or to co-sponsor please contact Suzi Plasencia in my office at Suzi.Plasencia@mail.house.gov or 202-225-5071.
Member of Congress
Text of the Privileged Resolution, H. Res. 832, as Introduced:
Whereas on December 20th, 2019, Speaker Pelosi extended an invitation for President Trump to address a joint session of Congress on February 4th, 2020.
Whereas on February 4th, 2020 President Trump delivered his State of the Union address, in which he honored the sacrifice of the following American heroes and their families:
- General Charles McGee, one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, who served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
- Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker who was caring for suffering civilians in Syria when she was kidnapped, tortured and enslaved by ISIS for over 500 days before being murdered by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
- Army Staff Sergeant Christopher Hake, who was killed while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq by a roadside bomb supplied by Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani.
- Sergeant First Class Townsend Williams, who is currently serving his fourth deployment in the Middle East and his wife Amy, who works full time for the Army and devotes hundreds of hours helping military families.
Whereas immediately following the address, while still presiding over the joint session, Speaker Pelosi ripped up an official copy of the President’s remarks, which contained the names and stories of these patriots who sacrificed so much for our country;
Whereas the conduct of Speaker Pelosi was a breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings of the joint session, to the discredit of the House: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of Speaker Pelosi during the joint session of Congress held on February 4, 2020.
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