House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday unilaterally extended her unconstitutional proxy voting scheme again due to COVID-19, despite Biden’s declaration that the pandemic is over.
This is pure lawlessness and unprecedented corruption.
In a letter addressed to the members of the House of Representatives, Pelosi cited COVID and said that a “public health emergency is in effect” in her announcement extending proxy voting.
It will be extended until November 10, 2022.
“In light of the attached notification by the Sergeant-at-Arms, in consultation with the Office of Attending Physician, that a public health emergency is in effect due to a novel coronavirus, I am hereby extending the “covered period” designated on January 4, 2021, pursuant to section 3(s) of House Resolution 8, until November 10, 2022,” Pelosi said in a statement.
Pelosi first began the scheme on May 27, 2020.
Pelosi unilaterally extended her proxy voting scheme several times over the last couple of years. The proxy scheme was supposed to end today, September 26th.
Pelosi’s decision to extend proxy voting comes after President Joe Biden said that the COVID pandemic was over.
Joe Biden declared the COVID pandemic is over in a sit-down interview with “60 Minutes” that aired last week.
This was Joe Biden’s first interview with an American outlet in more than 7 months.
“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s – but the pandemic is over,” Biden said to Scott Pelley.
WI Republican Representative Mike Gallagher issued a statement Friday condemning the letter.
“Earlier this week, President Biden claimed that the pandemic was over. It seems everyone but Speaker Pelosi agrees. By extending proxy voting, Speaker Pelosi continues to allow members to forgo the most important component of their job – voting – and lie to their constituents in the process. The day when Republicans take back the House and eliminate this unconstitutional and unethical practice can’t come soon enough.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) also reacted to Pelosi’s decision to extend proxy voting in an op-ed for the New York Post.
“The Commitment to America champions policies to restore voters’ confidence in Congress, starting with ending Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s proxy-voting abuse of power that allowed 90% of House Democrats to get paid without needing to show up for work.”
Last year, GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asked the US Supreme Court to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s House proxy voting.
“Although the Constitution allows Congress to write its own rules, those rules cannot violate the Constitution itself, including the requirement to actually assemble in person. Since its adoption 14 months ago, proxy voting has shattered 231 years of legislative precedent and shielded the majority from substantive policy debates and questions, effectively silencing the voices of millions of Americans,” McCarthy wrote to the Supreme Court justices.
The US Supreme Court in January declined to hear GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s challenge to Speaker Pelosi’s proxy voting.
Congressman Greg Pence of Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District also demanded an end to this unconstitutional proxy voting.
Watch the video below:
.@RepGregPence (R) demands an end to proxy voting after Joe Biden said the “pandemic is over”:
“In any other job in America, if you don’t show up, you get fired.” pic.twitter.com/ZiLT8TSP4E
— J.W. Gibbons (@JoelWGibbonsV) September 20, 2022