And then she tore up the speech. No sooner had President Donald Trump finished his State of the Union address than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the paper it was printed on in two. Right there, on camera, behind Trump's back. As he stepped down, she ripped again. Then a third time. And a fourth. The night of Trump’s State of the Union address has been described as a night of theatrics. Trump promoted trade deals and the economy all while reuniting military families.
Today on AirTalk, we recap the address with political analysts. And we discuss what’s to come with a looming impeachment vote in the Senate. Trump is on the verge of acquittal by the Senate, bringing an end to only the third presidential impeachment trial in American history in a vote at the start of the tumultuous campaign for the White House. A majority of senators have now expressed unease with Trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine that resulted in the two articles of impeachment. But there's nowhere near the two-thirds support necessary in the Republican-held Senate for the Constitution's bar of high crimes and misdemeanors to convict and remove the president from office.
With files from the Associated Press
Matt Fleming, GOP communications strategist and opinion columnist for the Southern California News group; former communications Director for CA Republican Party (2018-19); he tweets @mflemingterp