She better prepare for the worst.
House Republicans are fed up with Nancy Pelosi and are filing a lawsuit because of a rule change that “allows a single member of Congress to serve as a proxy vote for up to 10 other members of Congress.”
Two dozen Republican legislators including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy will be issuing the lawsuit. The lawsuit states that the temporary rule change will “fundamentally transform the nature of the legislature as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.”
I just filed a lawsuit in federal court to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s unconstitutional proxy voting scheme.
It could allow as few as 20 Representatives to control the votes of 220. This is NOT the representative democracy our Founders envisioned or what our Constitution allows.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) May 26, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also chimed in about how awful the Democrats are doing during a time of crisis. He said, “Since the early days of this crisis, the self-described ‘People’s House’ has been suspiciously empty of people. I understand they’ve convened for legislative session a grand total of two days — two — in the last eight weeks.”
“But there’s a new wrinkle: House Democrats jammed through a precedent-breaking remote voting scheme that will let one member cast ten additional votes. There will be enormous constitutional questions around anything the House does if they fail to demonstrate a real quorum but plow ahead anyhow.”
Looks like Pelosi is going to be in a bumpy ride with the current lawsuit. Read the full story here.