Top Congressional Republicans gathered outside in Washington to announce that they filed a lawsuit against far-left Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her new proxy voting plans that will allow some members of the House to vote from home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The lawsuit, filed by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in D.C. District Court, argues that proxy voting in the House is unconstitutional. Twenty other Republican members of Congress and four constituents are listed as co-plaintiffs.
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“In the 231-year existence of the United States Congress, neither the House of Representatives nor the Senate has ever permitted a member to vote by proxy from the floor of the chamber,” the lawsuit reads. “Through the Civil War; through the burning of the Capitol during the war of 1812 and the terrorist attack on Washington on 9/11; and through the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 and the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918, the Congress of the United Stats has never before flinched from its constitutional duty to assemble at the nation’s capital and conduct the people’s business in times of national peril and crisis. So it was for more than two centuries. Until now.”
The lawsuit states it is “simply impossible to read the Constitution and overlook its repeated and emphatic requirement that members of Congress actually assemble in their respective chambers when they vote.”
Many House Democrats have already filed to give their vote to another member who will be present in D.C.
WATCH the announcement here: