Nancy Pelosi tried to pull off one of the biggest power plays in Washington, D.C. history.
But Speaker Pelosi just got some bad news.
That’s because Nancy Pelosi got hit with this lawsuit that threw a giant curveball into 2020.
Under Pelosi’s direction, Democrats recently rammed through a rule change in Congress allowing for proxy voting.
This scheme allows one member to cast a proxy for vote for up to ten other members.
Democrats claim this was done with public health in mind to allow Congress to function without having to bring all 435 members back to Washington, D.C.
But in reality, it allows Pelosi to write and pass bills with as few as 20 members of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Republicans sued saying Pelosi’s scheme violates the Constitutional requirement that a majority of Congress be present to achieve a quorum and conduct business.
In a statement to The Daily Caller, Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy explained why he supported the lawsuit.
“Americans send their representatives to Washington to represent them, which in no small part means voting, not institutionally delegating that representation to another member and diluting the authority entrusted to us by constituents.
“Two weeks ago, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats upended 231-years of procedure by allowing proxy voting. We didn’t allow proxy voting during the Civil War, the Spanish Flu, while the Capitol was on fire, or in the wake of 9/11. Today, my colleagues and I are filing this lawsuit to ensure the People’s House remains the people’s, not a body dictated by the whims of a few dozen members,” Roy stated.
Pelosi wants as few members in Washington, D.C. as possible because Democrats just passed a $3 trillion bailout bill that the Senate will surely reject.
In the next round of negotiations, having fewer members in Washington, D.C. with competing priorities gives Pelosi a stronger hand if she can negotiate the bill herself and count on a hand-picked cadre of loyalists to pass it.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.