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  • 140 GOP lawmakers pile onto lawsuit over Democrats' proxy voting

    140 GOP lawmakers pile onto lawsuit over Democrats' proxy voting

    An additional 140 House Republicans have joined a lawsuit Friday filed earlier this week against Speaker Nancy Pelosi over new rules in the lower chamber allowing for proxy voting. The suit was initially filed Tuesday by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined by 20 GOP lawmakers and four constituents on the eve of the first time members of the House have ever voted without being physically present, upending more than 200 years of precedent.

    H/T: The Federalist

    “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 opens. “Through the Civil War; through the burning of the Capitol during the War of 1812 and the terrorist attacks 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 States has never before flinched from its constitutional duty to assemble at the Nation’s Capital and conduct the People’s business in times or national peril.”

    On "LevinTV," BlazeTV host Mark Levin called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) the "greatest reprobate ever to serve as speaker of the House," over an unprecedented new proxy voting system, which allows House members to vote on behalf of up to 10 other members. Watch below.


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