Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted late Wednesday night that he’s filing an ethics complaint into the speaker’s actions because “Nobody is above the law.”
When the president finished speaking, to thunderous applause and a standing ovation, the speaker took her copy of his prepared remarks and tore them in half, placing the remnants on the dais while President Trump went to greet lawmakers,” the letter says.
Gaetz calls the gesture “deeply offensive” and says the behavior does not “reflect creditably on the House.” He also claims it violated 18 U.S.C. 2071.
“It reflects poorly on her Speakership and on the House of Representatives as a whole,” he said. “The speaker should not let her personal feelings about the president color her behavior as a leader in the United States Congress.”News Channel 8: