House Democrats Walk out of the State of the Union Address: ‘It’s All Fake’

While President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address, Democratic lawmakers mostly sat in quiet disapproval.

Some lawmakers, however, said they “had enough” and walked out of the House chamber in protest. Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) suggested that the speech contained falsehoods, “It’s all fake.”

“I just walked out of the [State of the Union.] I can’t stand a liar. This man’s presidency is a national tragedy,” Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) wrote on Twitter. 

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who also walked out, said the speech was a display of “lies, bigotry, and shameless bragging about taking away food stamps.”

In an interview on MSNBC after the speech, Tlaib said Trump’s reference to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was the final straw that led her to walk out. 

“I think, you know, even the mention of Brett Kavanaugh for me is a trigger. Just as a woman in America, the fact that he, you know, rightfully was accused and having an incredibly strong woman come before the public and the world and tell her story of sexual assault by this person that was appointed to the Supreme Court is just — I couldn’t stand still and not do anything about it, and I needed to walk away from that.”

The Hill noted that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) seat was empty by the end of the speech.

House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) was also spotted leaving the chamber during the speech.

Some Democratic lawmakers, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.), boycotted the address.

“I will not use my presence at a state ceremony to normalize Trump’s lawless conduct [and] subversion of the Constitution,” Ocasio Cortez wrote in a tweet announcing her decision to not attend the address. 

Responses

  1. I hope the screen door smacked’em in the ass as they found their way to the door.

  2. How could Trump’s accomplishments, based on actual metrics, be fake? I definitely don’t need soulless democrats moralizing about Trump or Kavanaugh. Spare me. If they want to talk about fake, they need only look at Bassey-Ford’s testimony. What a national nightmare that one was. No shame.

  3. Maybe those who didn’t like the factual matters the President was speaking about should renounce their citizenship and move to a Fascist country more to their liking. I’m actually quite surprised ANY members of the Jackass Party showed up since (1) the impeachment charade was a major loss for them (2) the Party’s ongoing HATRED of our America-loving President and (3) the Party’s agenda to destroy the Nation’s economy with such asinine ideas as Medicare for All, Green Nutty Deal, “climate change” hoax, FREE college, FREE child care, FREE this, FREE that and nobody pays for anything – IF they’re left with any money AFTER the higher tax rates which have been promised. It’ll all be lollipops, cake and ice cream after a Fascist dictator takes over; burns the Constitution and Bill of Rights and begins tearing down the United States – a “utopia” which will be the envy of Venezuela.

    1. If they wanted fascism, all they have to do is stay here and enjoy it now, projectionist.

      1. Like Fascism confused? Vote Bernie! You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

        Kyle Jurek !? Is that really you, Kyle? You havin’ wet dream fantasies over Bernie personally appointing you guard of the Gulag?

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