House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is about despicable as they come...even more so after she blocked the house from publicly reading out the names of the 13 fallen service members in Afghanistan, on Tuesday.
Rep. Brian Mast revealed that Republicans requested to read out the names of the fallen, but Pelosi "just closed the House down."
“We gaveled in, had a prayer, said the Pledge of Allegiance, took a moment of silence with pretty much all Republican veterans, then asked to be recognized to read names and bring up Afghanistan legislation,” Mast told the Floridian. “They did not acknowledge us, and just closed the House down.”
Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez also tweeted, rhetorically asking if Pelosi was trying "to cover up" the Afghanistan crisis by now allowing the names to be read out.
“How badly do Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats want to cover up this Afghanistan debacle?” he wrote. “They just blocked Members of Congress from reading the names of the service members who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan last week. Don’t you think our military deserves better?”
How badly do Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats want to cover up this Afghanistan debacle?
They just blocked Members of Congress from reading the names of the service members who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan last week.
Don’t you think our military deserves better?
— Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (@RepCarlos) August 31, 2021
Why else would she have closed the House down? What would it have hurt to spend an extra minute reading their names and honoring their lives? Lives that are on the hands of President Joe Biden and his incompetent administration.
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