Pelosi: Republican SOTU Hecklers “Should Just Shut Up”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that Republican congresswomen Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) should ‘shut up’ after they heckled President Biden during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.
In a press briefing, Pelosi was asked about Greene and Boebert’s “outbursts” during Biden’s SOTU. The reporter who posed the question pointed to a separate incident where Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted “you lie!” at President Obama during his State of the Union in 2009.
“I agree with what Sen. Lindsey Graham, said. Shut up,” Pelosi told reporters. “That’s what he said to them. I think they should just shut up.”
Pelosi then concluded the press conference.
As Matt covered, Boebert and Greene chanted “build the wall” during a round of applause during Biden’s remarks.
Matt noted in his report how Greene “was heard grumbling through the entire part of Biden’s speech about Covid policy before she shouted a remark about women’s sports when Biden mentioned new laws targeting transgender Americans and their families.”
Greene’s remark about protecting women’s sports can be heard during the applause.
In 2020, Pelosi tore up a copy of former President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. In his address, Pelosi was also seen mouthing remarks.
In her weekly press conference after Trump’s SOTU, Pelosi defended her actions, claiming that she “tore up a manifesto of mistruths.”