House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on her hypocritical and inconsistent rules about whether members need to vote in person.
“Pelosi is fine with House Democrats skipping work if the votes are about legislation, but in January she will demand every Democrat show up—in person—to vote for her for Speaker,” McCarthy tweeted on Sunday. “Her message is clear: her power is more important than anything else.”
The Democrat House majority will be much smaller in 2021 than it had been, with Democrats only having up to a maximum of 222 seats while Republicans have 213.
If just a few House Democrats don’t show up to vote for Pelosi as speaker, it is possible that McCarthy could get a majority of votes and become speaker himself.
“Handing control of this chamber over to the Republicans would negate the will of the American people, block the Biden administration’s ambitious agenda, and continue President Trump’s disastrous policies long after he’s gone,” House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern (D-MA) warned his party.
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