House Freedom Caucus Calls To Remove Pelosi As Speaker


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has consistently demonstrated both an inability and unwillingness to govern, and her complicit alliance with the extremists of the far left put the future and well-being of the United States of America in peril. Our nation cannot afford to wait until January to end her toxic leadership and chart a new and better course. Congress must immediately move forward on a resolution to “vacate the chair” and thereby remove Pelosi as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Time and again throughout the 116th Congress, the Speaker has put partisan grandstanding above the needs of the American people. Her politically motivated misuse of House rules and procedures have relegated the chamber and its members to mere spectators in the business of legislating and problem-solving.

Where to begin? For starters, Pelosi has all but removed the most fundamental responsibility of a member of Congress — voting. This summer, the Speaker broke with over 230 years of precedent by jamming through H. Res. 965, authorizing so-called “proxy voting,” which unconstitutionally allows a member to delegate his or her vote to another without being present, as well as allowing a proxy vote to count towards a quorum.

For two centuries, through the Yellow Fever of 1793, which took out 10 percent of the population of Philadelphia, the burning of the Capitol during the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish Flu of 1918, both world wars, and 9/11, Congress never flinched from its constitutional duty to assemble in Washington, D. C. to conduct the People’s business.

Under the new rules of Pelosi, only 23 of the 435 members of the House need to be present for the chamber to conduct business. You read that correctly. Thanks to the Speaker, the House can now pass legislation with roughly 5 percent of the chamber present to vote. The other 95 percent of the House could be rendered powerless. Exactly how Pelosi wants it.

You see, it wasn’t difficult to predict where we were headed under Pelosi, given that she has routinely bypassed the committee process and blocked amendments for every bill, effectively shutting out participation for rank-and-file members of both parties as the House has considered important matters such as policing reform, surface transportation reauthorization, ObamaCare, FISA and the $3 trillion HEROES Act, just to name a few.

For the Speaker’s pièce de résistance, she opened (for the first time in our nation’s history) a presidential impeachment inquiry without a vote of the full House to authorize it, inflicting yet another serious blow to our constitutional system and wasting precious legislative time we could have spent working to solve America’s real problems.

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