A stunning ‘dismissal announcement’ was dropped by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). She is going to be on the receiving end of political blowback over her decision, and the controversy is just getting started.
Dismissing legal action by House Republicans against Democrats changing voting rules for the first time in history, Pelosi said it is all a “sad stunt” and “shows that their only focus is to delay and obstruct urgently-needed action.”
Pelosi accused Republicans of ignoring the “needs of American workers and families during the coronavirus crisis,” showing, once again, that there’s always a lower level she can stoop. But Republicans have a strong constitutional case.
“House Republicans announced they will file the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court to challenge both the proxy voting and another rule allowing those voting by proxy to be counted toward a quorum,” noted the Washington Examiner.
The rule change was passed unilaterally by Democrats — meaning it received zero Republican support — and now, using COVID-19 as a cover, Pelosi and her allies are conducting business virtually instead.
Along with the constitutional concerns, the rule change wasn’t necessary at all. Members of the House were already observing social-distancing protocols and wearing masks. Pelosi just wanted an excuse to escape transparency and duty.
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