Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Andy Biggs (R-Az.) today formally introduced a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Nancy Pelosi is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House and should therefore be removed from her position.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness,” said Collins. “It’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession.”
COLLINS, BIGGS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION TO PUSH FOR NANCY PELOSI’S REMOVAL AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE
“Nancy Pelosi has politicized and tarnished the historic role of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and she must be removed from this position,” said Biggs. “Speaker Pelosi has used her privileged capacity to launch repeated vitriolic attacks upon the duly elected president of the United States and against fellow Members of Congress. I commend Congressman Doug Collins for introducing this important resolution, and I call on my colleagues to support our efforts to remove Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.”
This comes as Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced legislation last Friday to create a commission that would allow Congress to oust a president from office using the 25th Amendment, after she accused President Trump of being “in an altered state.”
Original cosponsors include Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Az.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Ted Budd (R-NC), and Jeff Duncan (R-SC).
The resolution states that Pelosi “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations” against President Trump and his administration, including launching an impeachment inquiry against him in the fall of 2019.
The resolution continues: “On October 31, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi oversaw the first party-line vote to begin an impeachment inquiry into a president in the history of our country.”
In December, the House of Representatives voted to enact two articles of charges against the President: misuse of authority and obstruction of the Congress.
Trump’s attempts to press Ukraine to conduct politically related investigations — on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s activities in Ukraine, as well as concerns related to the 2016 presidential election — were at the heart of the probe.
In February, the President was released on all charges by the Senate.
But Collins’ resolution also states that Pelosi “ripped up the State of the Union address” delivered by the President in February “in front of the American people,” pointing to the time that Pelosi tore her written copy of the address shortly after Trump had ended his remarks in the 2020 State of the Union.
Rep. Doug Collins Announces Resolution to Remove Pelosi as Speaker
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said on Monday that he is introducing a resolution calling for the removal of Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as house speaker, citing concerns about her mental fitness.
After the House of Representatives voted last December to impeach Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the Senate acquitted the president in February.
Collins’s resolution also alleges “bizarre behavior” on Pelosi’s part, singling out her appearance on ABC News where she “appeared confused,” and referencing the fallout from an incident in which she was captured on video at a San Francisco hair salon not wearing a mask, in apparent violation of measures imposed to curb the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Collins’s initiative.
The move comes after Pelosi and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) announced a bill last week to establish a “commission on presidential capacity to discharge the powers and duties of office” that could invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.
According to the Constitution, Section 4 of the 25th Amendment allows Congress to create a body to declare whether a president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
“In emergency situations, Congress could pass a concurrent resolution requiring the commission to examine the president, determine his/her ability to execute the powers and duties of the office, and report its findings to Congress. If presidential incapacity exists, the vice president would immediately assume the role of acting president,” said Raskin’s office in a news release.
Raskin said that the “25th Amendment was adopted 50 years ago, but Congress has never set up the body it calls for to determine presidential fitness in the event of physical or psychological incapacity,” while adding, “Now is the time to do it.”
Pelosi, speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill on Friday, said Trump’s CCP virus infection has raised questions about presidential succession but denied the legislation was specifically aimed at him.
“This is not about President Trump. He will face the judgment of the voters, but he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents,” Pelosi told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference.
“Throughout America’s history, our leaders have created and strengthened guardrails in the Constitution to ensure stability and continuity of government in times of crisis,” she said.
“This legislation applies to future presidents, but we are reminded of the necessity of action by the health of the current president,” she added.
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