In last night’s joint session speech to Congress, President Donald Trump took a few moments to recognize Navy SEAL William Ryan Owens’ family. Senior Chief Petty Officer Owens lost his life last month in a special mission to Yemen, and President Trump made sure to honor Owens’ wife, as she was a guest of the White House.
During these segments last night of Trump paying tribute to Owens and his widow, a lot of emotion swept through that chamber, and there were many standing ovations given.
However, the pictures below will prove to you how shameless the left is. Many top Democratic leaders refused to stand up and honor a fallen soldier. Again, with the liberals, you almost expect to see these crass attitudes.
From Independent Journal Review:
While the president addressed Carryn Owens to honor her family’s sacrifice, there were multiple rounds of standing applause. As the video clearly shows, a number of Democrats declined to stand and applaud the grieving widow and her husband, who gave everything to defend the nation.
The following is taken directly from a video of the moment when the majority of Congress gave Carryn Owens and the slain military hero a standing ovation:
As you can see on the right-hand side of Congress, a number of Democrats are firmly seated, and many are not applauding at all. This includes Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Sen. Al Franken (who later stood), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), among others.
The following is a shot taken later on while Congress continued to honor the widow and her husband:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), and other Democratic members of Congress did rise and applaud, especially on the second round of ovation. Even justices on the Supreme Court joined in to show their gratitude.
Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and other top Democrats, however, remained seated. As pointed out earlier by Independent Journal Review’s Benny Johnson, other key members of party leadership refused to stand. Namely, former DNC Chair and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who just lost his bid for DNC Chair.
Once again, partisan politics overrules the sense of decorum for the United States military. I cannot begin to express how horrendous these shameful acts truly are. I hope that their constituencies are watching and contacting them, demanding better behavior out of their representatives.
Source: Independent Journal Review