A prominent left-wing legislator felt too uncomfortable with the level of patriotism at President Trump’s first State of the Union address, fleeing the chamber when Congressional lawmakers began chanting ‘USA’ during the Commander-in-Chief’s annual speech.
Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez -an outspoken critic of President Trump’s immigration policies and a vocal advocate for the ‘Dreamers’- abruptly left the chamber as his colleagues belted out the patriotic chant.
We have a bipartisan standing ovation — and a lot of "USA!" chants. https://t.co/00Kmhu7ges
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) January 31, 2018
The legislators were reacting to the President’s unapologetic praise for the men and women of the armed forces who fought in World War 2, saying “Young Americans who shed their blood on the shores of Normandy and the fields beyond, and others who went down in the waters of the Pacific and the skies all over Asia.”
“Freedom stands tall over one more monument, this one, this Capitol, this living monument. This is the monument to the American people,” he added.
Upon hearing the chant, Rep. Gutierrez quickly fled the scene, with fellow Democrats consoling him as he walked by.
h/t American Mirror
SOTU SIT-IN: Here’s a List of Things DEMOCRATS Won’t APPLAUD
President Trump delivered his first ever State of the Union address Tuesday night, calling on both parties to unite and touting a strong economic message to the American people; predictably prompting only one-side of the packed chamber to rise to their feet.
Liberal legislators led an all-night sit-in against the Commander-in-Chief, refusing to rise after the President cited record-low unemployment for African-Americans, unprecedented job growth, the defeat of ISIS, a booming stock market, and all-out patriotism.
The Washington Free Beacon compiled a hilarious list of “Things Democrats Won’t Applaud” Wednesday morning, showing Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and other liberal leaders refusing to stand as the President touted America’s success stories.
Watch the hilarious video above.
DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH: Schumer Tells Trump to ‘THANK OBAMA’ at SOTU
House Minority Leader Chuck Schumer offered some “expert advice” to President Trump just hours before his State of the Union address, telling the Commander-in-Chief to thank former President Barack Obama for the booming economy and unprecedented stock market growth.
The liberal legislator was speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon when he called on the President to “admit” that “he inherited the healthy economy” from his predecessor; adding much of the strong economic recovery was “created by President Obama’s policies.”
“The president will be eager to defend the accomplishments of his nascent administration and take credit for a healthy American economy, pointing to low employment, job growth, and a soaring stock market,” Schumer said. “But the truth is these trends were present before Donald Trump took office.”
“President Trump was handed an already healthy economy by his predecessor,” he claimed. “Like many things in his life, he inherited the healthy economy. Here are two words we won’t hear President Trump say tonight about the economy – thanks, Obama – because much of the growth in 2017 was created by President Obama’s policies and by many measures the growth under President Obama was better than under President Trump.”
h/t Town Hall