House Republicans have moved to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats over their latest scam to shirk her duty by using the coronavirus as an excuse to not return to Washington.
Pelosi’s minions have been staying away from the nation’s capital for months and by all indications, they have no intention of returning until after the election, instead using mob rule to force remote voting.
But Pelosi’s scheme is about to run into a brick wall as House Republicans – who have showed up for work – have filed a lawsuit in the D.C. District Court to block proxy voting and end the Democrats’ cynical, taxpayer-funded extended vacation.
House Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to block a system of proxy voting put in place during the coronavirus pandemic on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.
Proxy voting would allow House members to vote on another person’s behalf if they are not able to be physically present at the Capitol, an unprecedented exception for an unparalleled health crisis.
At least 59 Democrats have submitted letters to the House Clerk’s office to authorize their vote to be cast by proxy. Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers have said they will be in the Capitol to cast their votes.
Not a single Republican supported the measure as it passed earlier this month, arguing that the Constitution requires a quorum, or a majority, of lawmakers to be physically present in order to vote on measures, thus concluding that the proxy system is unconstitutional. Republicans also worry that the system concentrates too much power in the hands of only a few members.
The suit which was filed by Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and 20 other GOP members contends that Pelosi’s latest con job is unconstitutional:
“In the 231-year existence of the United States Congress, neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate has ever permitted a member to vote by proxy from the floor of the chamber,” the lawsuit reads. “Through the Civil War; through the burning of the Capitol during the war of 1812 and the terrorist attack on Washington on 9/11; and through the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 and the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, the Congress of the United Stats has never before flinched from its constitutional duty to assemble at the nation’s capital and conduct the people’s business in times of national peril and crisis. So it was for more than two centuries. Until now.”
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