House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's temper tantrum when she ripped up her autographed copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address was unbecoming for the third most powerful position in Washington. None of the past 53 House Speakers in history have ever resorted to such theatrics. Any guest of the President or member of Congress in attendance would have been more than happy to accept her copy. Pelosi could have donated it to a museum or charity.


Just as bad, were the several members of her Democratic House Caucus who either boycotted the event or walked out during the Presidents speech. Any of their respective constituents or one of Trump's 62,979,879 million deplorable voters would have loved a ring side seat to this historic event. Past Republican Speakers Newt Gingrich and Dennis Hastert serving with President Clinton, John Boehner or Paul Ryan with President Obama along with members of their respective Republican caucuses never would have destroyed a copy of the President's speech or boycotted the event. I never believed that Democrats could be so partisan and childish. They reached a new low.


Larry Penner, Great Neck, N.Y.