President Trump delivered an excellent speech to Congress. There's no question, this was the best speech of his career. Still, top Democrats refuse to stand for Navy SEAL widow while she was being honored by President Trump.
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. I just spoke to General [Jim] Mattis, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, “Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies.” Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity. For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country and for our freedom — we will never forget him.
Such an emotional moment when Owens' widow looked up to the heavens and mouthed "I love you, baby." From there, Trump led a round of applause that lasted quite a while.
Nancy Pelosi was not moved by the moment at all. Along with Senator Bernie Sanders and others who did not stand up or clap. You can see in the right hand side of this photo.
Top Democrats Refuse to Stand for Navy SEAL Widow
Sobbing widow of slain Navy Seal receives 2 minute standing ovation.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Keith Ellison stay firmly seated, no claps
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 1, 2017