Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined other patriots and criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for tearing up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address as soon as he was done speaking on Tuesday night, ABC News reports.
Soon after the State of the Union that evening, Pompeo tweeted an animated GIF of Lisa Simpson crying and ripping up a piece of paper to mock House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “The clip came from a season 3 episode of “The Simpsons” — “Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington” — showing a crying Lisa Simpson ripping up an essay she wrote for a national contest.”
The reaction to Pompeo’s Tweet was quick and angry —Yeardley Smith the actress who has voiced Lisa since the animated show began airing on Fox in 1987, fired back at the Secretary of State Wednesday morning for “co-opting” her character.
“I might just add f*ck you @mikepompeo for co-opting my character to troll @SpeakerPelosi . Be a leader and fight [your] own fight! Oh, wait I forgot, you’re a follower,” she tweeted.
Former Simpsons writer-producer Bill Oakley also criticized Pompeo.
“Mr. Secretary of State please do not ever ever ever use Simpsons material in your twitter or watch the show or refer to it in any way,” Oakley tweeted.
The White House has condemned Pelosi’s actions, their official account tweeted Tuesday evening, “Speaker Pelosi just ripped up: One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen. The survival of a child born at 21 weeks. The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller. A service member’s reunion with his family. That’s her legacy.”