Pelosi Seethes Over GOP Suit to Block ‘Proxy Voting Power Grab’ as Scalise Calls it

House Speaker and Democrat Nancy Pelosi is lashing out in grand fury after members of the House GOP sue to block her plan for proxy voting. Jim Jordan (R-OH) claims it’s unconstitutional. “Let’s face it, You gotta show up for work.” He says.

Jordan believes that Pelosi’s ‘lawless voting scheme” has no place in Congress. Kevin McCarthy, the minority leader of the House for the Republicans has filed a lawsuit in federal court according to a statement. He plans to overturn Pelosi’s proxy vote plan.

“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.” Pelosi responded, and she is seething mad about the bold moved by the GOP House members. Pelosi is calling their actions to sue over her plan “dangerous obstruction”. Bizpacreview reported her statement:

“House Republicans’ sad stunt shows that their only focus is to delay and obstruct urgently-needed action to meet the needs of American workers and families during the coronavirus crisis,” Pelosi said in a statement released Tuesday.

“The House made its will clear two weeks ago when it voted to implement remote voting by proxy and other necessary measures to ensure that Congress can continue to protect lives and livelihoods,” she added, linking the need to vote with passing additional relief legislation amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“The House’s position that remote voting by proxy during a pandemic is fully consistent with the Constitution is supported by expert legal analyses,” Pelosi said. “Further, the Supreme Court made clear over a century ago that the Constitution empowers each chamber of Congress to set its own procedural rules.”

It remains to be seen if Pelosi’s plan will pass, or if she will take countermeasures as retribution against McCarthy and company. Meanwhile, Democrats across the nation are pushing vote by mail, and even some Republicans. President Trump believes vote by mail causes more fraud, to which Twitter promptly ‘fact-checked’ his belief on two of his tweets which caused a massive uproar on conservative twitter. Pelosi recently spoke in a video saying that voting by mail is a health issue:

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