(PoliticalLookout.com) – When Mike Pence was chosen to be President Trump’s vice-presidential candidate, it was widely understood to be a move designed to offer balance. Trump and Pence differ in the way they approach problems and the way they respond to controversy. Trump tweets and fights back hard, while Pence remains calm, collected, and polite.
That hasn’t changed, but it’s always interesting to see Pence fight back as hard as Trump does. And that’s precisely what just happened following the president’s acquittal after the impeachment trials.
Speaking about the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, after she was seen tearing up the State of the Union speech papers, Pence said it was a “new low.”
In an interview with the Daily Caller, Pence said:
“I think it was a new low. Well, you know, I served in the House of Representatives for 12 years and in the State of the Union is a tradition when the Congress comes together. When the House and Senate welcome the president to the Capitol for a report on the State of the Union to address the nation. And the contrast was remarkable.”
The vice president not only took issue with Pelosi’s actions tearing up the speech but the way she introduced the president.
Traditionally, the House Speaker is expected to introduce the president by saying they have the “high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the United States.” Before the State of the Union address, however, Speaker Pelosi simply said, “Members of Congress, the president of the United States.”
During the interview, Pence said that Pelosi was even making disgruntled noises throughout Trump’s speech.
“Not just at the end of the speech, but during the course of the speech, she was muttering to me throughout and making some complaints,” Pence said.
“I think it was very disappointing to me because I really think that what the American people saw in the president’s State of the Union address was an optimistic view of an America that is stronger than ever before,” he continued.
Mike Pence has this incredible way of tearing into somebody in the most respectable and decent way possible, and this is a great example of that. President Trump’s speech discussed the great victories his administration has made on the economy, how unemployment is at a record low, and how the American people have more opportunity than ever before. It seems only right that Pelosi is called out on her behavior, doesn’t it?