Sunday, July 25, 2021

Freedom Caucus Pushes McCarthy to Oust Pelosi as Speaker Over Jan. 6 Committee; McCarthy Should Listen to Freedom Caucus, Force Floor Vote to Remove Pelosi, and related stories

Freedom Caucus pushes McCarthy to oust Pelosi as speaker over Jan. 6 committee:
Members of the House Freedom Caucus are calling on Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to use a procedural tactic to remove Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her leadership post, citing her decision to block Reps. Jim Banks and Jim Jordan from the Jan. 6 select committee.
In a letter sent to McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Friday, the conservative group accused Pelosi (D-Calif.) of holding “an authoritarian reign” over the lower chamber, arguing her recent actions warrant moving forward with vacating the chair.
“We, the House Freedom Caucus, respectfully request that you pursue the authorization of the House Republican Conference, pursuant to Conference rules, to file and bring up a privileged motion by July 31, 2021, to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi’s authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House,” they wrote.
“Rule IX, Clause 3 of the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress requires that ‘A resolution causing a vacancy in the Office of Speaker shall not be privileged except if offered by direction of a party caucus or conference.’”
Republicans have been highly critical of Pelosi’s rejection of Banks (R-Ind.) and Jordan (R-Ohio), two of former President Donald Trump’s strongest allies in Congress, alleging it proves the panel is politically motivated. Pelosi announced the ouster of the two McCarthy choices for the committee — which is tasked with investigating the deadly siege on the Capitol when pro-Trump rioters attempted to disrupt the certification of the election — on Wednesday. --->READ MORE HERE
McCarthy Should Listen to Freedom Caucus, Force Floor Vote to Remove Pelosi:
The House Freedom Caucus called on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Friday to force a vote to have House Speaker Nancy Pelosi removed from office.
Pelosi’s most recent stunt of blocking Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Jim Banks of Indiana from serving on the Jan. 6 select committee shows she is not worthy of leadership of the House and should lose her gavel.
The one-page letter asks McCarthy to bring a privileged motion by July 31 “to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi’s authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House.”
The caucus cites Pelosi’s decision to remove Jordan and Banks from the Jan. 6 select committee, describing it as an “intolerable” abuse of power.
“Speaker Pelosi’s tenure is destroying the House of Representatives and our ability to faithfully represent the people we are here to serve,” the group wrote.
“Speaker Pelosi has championed unconstitutional changes like allowing proxy voting an insulting security measure like metal detectors for Members coming to the floor to vote.”
“Less easily reversible is the damage done to the institution by the Leadership of one party dictating the ability of Members of another party to serve in roles at the discretion of their own conference,” the letter went on. “That abuse cannot go unchecked.” --->READ MORE HERE
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