It wasn’t as bad as January 6, 2021, but man, was it terrible.
I don’t even want to mention their names, but two members of the U.S. House of Representatives embarrassed themselves, and our nation, during President Biden’s State of the Union Speech last night.
One of the reps yelled out at Biden, while the two of them together tried to start a chant.
I am guessing that if this type of behavior had occurred at any other type of public meeting, they would have been escorted out.
I understand free speech, and I understand that people can disagree with each other, but I also understand civility and decorum, both of which these reps lacked.
I was both angered and saddened when I saw the repulsive behavior.
Who do these two people think they are that they can behave this way?
I can only hope that they don’t get re-elected, but that is highly unlikely, given that whoever voted them into office probably did not have their opinion changed after witnessing their disgusting conduct last night.
And is this what our politics has become? An opportunity to get a sound bite or have a tweet go viral?
The loudest, most obnoxious voices are heard, while those of reason and decency are ignored.
Perhaps Congress needs a Code of Conduct for such events, and if someone violates it, they are escorted out of the event.
But knowing these two people, they would probably thrive on the photo op such a spectacle would create.
While Biden’s speech has gotten mixed reviews, it seemed the true State of our Union was on full display because of the despicable behavior of these two individuals.
*image from NPR