Trump is giving his first address in front of lawmakers tonight and top Democrats are warning their ranks to be respectful. It’s very telling that they would feel a need to do this.
You know there are members of the Democrats who would love to do something outrageous like heckle or stage a walkout in order to play to their leftist base.
Top Dems know this would backfire and make them look even worse.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Top Democrats urge lawmakers to be ‘respectful’ during Trump speech
Top House Democrats have urged members of their caucus to be “respectful” during President Trump’s speech before joint session of Congress Tuesday night.
“The only thing we have urged members to be is respectful,” said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., pointing to a decision by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., not to attend tonight. “She’s announced she’s not going because she believes people ought to be respectful to the president of the United States and she’s not sure she could be, so she’s not going to go. We have urged our members — the only thing we have them is respectful.”
Hoyer said he is unsure of anyone else who is planning on skipping the speech.
Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., who chairs the House Democratic caucus, said during a Tuesday press conference that he does not expect any organized protest from members of the caucus and expects them to be “polite.” He argued that the decision for members to stay silent and not applaud would say more than any protest.
We’ll see what happens tonight.
Even though they’ve been warned, don’t be surprised if there are any incidents.