President Donald Trump delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress, and during the address he rambled about various policy issues such as defense spending, his promised wall on the United States border with Mexico, and the repeal of Obamacare. But the silliest moment of his speech was his tribute to one of his “special guests” in attendance, the widow of U.S. Navy SEAL, Senior Chief William Ryan Owens, who was killed in January during a U.S. raid conducted in Yemen.
“We are blessed to be joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of a U.S. Navy special operator, Senior Chief William “Ryan” Owens. Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero — battling against terrorism and securing our nation,” Trump said. “Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity.” Most lawmakers, on both sides of the aisle, rose to their feet, giving Owens a standing ovation for several minutes.
But a few top Democrat Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) stayed firmly seated, not falling for Trump’s melodrama, and refused to clap.
If we are going to fight the monster currently installed in the White House, we can’t support him in any way.