Rep. Jerry Nadler dismissed a request by GOP member Rep. Matt Gaetz who suggested that lawmakers say the Pledge of Allegiance before each House Judiciary Committee meeting, making it twice in the same day.

Nadler called the request "unnecessary" and suggested there's no reason to say it twice in the same day.

Nadler said the following, "The House begins every day with the Pledge of Allegiance. We're covered by that. There's no necessity to say the Pledge of Allegiance twice during the same day."

The video below shows Nadler's response. Keep in mind that some media outlets are reporting Nadler suggested saying the Pledge of Allegiance at all is unnecessary and they are sharing a copy of the video with it cut off before Nadler shares his full answer, that shows they DO say the Pledge of Allegiance at least once.


Matt Gaetz stated the following in his plea to have the pledge said more than once:

"I just think it would be nice that if in the spirit of national unity and national pride, which we all aspire to do to a greater extent, that the chair or one of the designees of the chair would have the opportunity to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance," Gaetz said. "We're all aware that in these times, it's important for people to see members of Congress working together on some things."

What are your thoughts? Does the Pledge of Allegiance need to be said more than once in each day? Or is once enough?