Pelosi is drunk with power.
“Just shut up.”
Those were the words of White House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when reacting to Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado’s outbursts during President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
When asked if she believed Congress should take action, Pelosi didn’t divulge her thoughts on the two far-right lawmakers facing formal sanction by the House following their breaches of decorum. Instead, Pelosi referenced the reaction of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
In response to the question about action being taken against Boebert and Greene, Pelosi stated, “Let me just say this. I agree with what Senator Lindsey Graham said: ‘Shut up.’ That’s what he said to them. I think they should just shut up.” Pelosi said at a press conference in the Capitol.
Boebert and Greene broke decorum on Tuesday night when Boebert interrupted Biden’s SOTU speech to shout that the President had put 13 service members in coffins, referencing those who died in a bomb attack in Afghanistan during the U.S. withdrawal last summer.
When Boebert interjected, Biden was discussing how veterans who had been exposed to toxic burn pits while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan were dying of cancer. A statistic that included his late son.
In his speech, Biden mentioned “cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin.”
In an untimely response, Boebert yelled, “You put them in, 13 of them!”
Later in Biden’s speech, Boebert was joined by Greene. The pair shouted “Build the Wall!” in a chant-like unison. This while Biden espoused his stance on border security.