Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerObama says US 'desperately needs' Biden legislation ahead of key votes Congress shows signs of movement on stalled Biden agenda Schumer gets shoutout, standing ovation from crowd at Tony Awards MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiManchin cast doubt on deal this week for .5T spending bill Obama says US 'desperately needs' Biden legislation ahead of key votes Congress shows signs of movement on stalled Biden agenda MORE (D-Calif.) appeared on television Tuesday night to deliver a rebuttal to President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE’s Oval Office address, and quickly became a meme on social media.
The visual of Pelosi and Schumer standing side-by-side as they countered Trump’s push for a border wall prompted comparisons to the famous painting “American Gothic” and to a couple scolding their children.
“When you think you can sneak into the house after staying out too late, but Mom & Dad are up waiting for you in the living room,” wrote conservative commentator Guy Benson.
When you think you can sneak into the house after staying out too late, but Mom & Dad are up waiting for you in the living room pic.twitter.com/TOqINd1DaP— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) January 9, 2019
“We’ve all been grounded for the weekend,” Washington Post political columnist Karen Tumulty captioned the photo. “Also, we should pick up our room. This isn't a hotel.”
We've all been grounded for the weekend. Also, we should pick up our room. This isn't a hotel. pic.twitter.com/9TxAc54HyO— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) January 9, 2019
Schumer and Pelosi accused Trump of trying to “stoke fear” with his Oval Office address, in which he continued his push for a border wall by calling the situation at the southern border a “humanitarian and security crisis.”
“Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes,” Schumer said. “This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”
Your father and I aren't angry with you, just ... disappointed. pic.twitter.com/RZKC6SxkFe— jon gabriel (@exjon) January 9, 2019
Chuck and Nancy slaying lewks pic.twitter.com/yxF2K5kD9T— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 9, 2019
When mom and dad find out you’ve been skipping school pic.twitter.com/u4QGBHMhfO— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) January 9, 2019
when moms telling you she’s disappointed and dad is just like yeah pic.twitter.com/he5URIZ91m— Anna Orso (@anna_orso) January 9, 2019
When you come home later than you're supposed to, and mom and dad are waiting at the door pic.twitter.com/nrF52Iq4BO— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 9, 2019