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Pelosi Says Greene, Boebert Should Just ‘Shut Up’ After Sotu Heckling

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday said two firebrand GOP lawmakers need to “shut up” after heckling President Biden during his State of the Union address Tuesday.

Pelosi, however, stopped short of recommending any formal House censure against Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia for their outbursts in the House chamber during the speech.

“I think they should just shut up,” Pelosi said Thursday at a Capitol news conference.

House Democrats in 2009 passed a formal resolution of disapproval against South Carolina GOP Rep. Joe Wilson for yelling “You lie!” during former President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Asked if Democrats would take a similar step against Boebert and Greene, Pelosi cited an apparent reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., from the State of the Union.

“Let me just say this. I agree with what Sen. Lindsey Graham said: ‘Shut up.’ That’s what he said to them,” Pelosi said.

During the State of the Union, Boebert and Greene chanted “build the wall” when Biden was talking about immigration.

And when Biden was speaking of veterans sick from toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan ending up in “flag-draped” coffins, Boebert interrupt… (Read more)

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