House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday unilaterally extended her unconstitutional proxy voting scheme…again.
This is pure lawlessness and unprecedented corruption.
Pelosi cited Covid and said that a “public health emergency is in effect” in her announcement extending proxy voting.
It will be extended until September 26, 2022.
Pelosi first began the scheme on May 27, 2020.
House proxy voting, which was set to expire August 12th, will be extended by Speaker Pelosi until Sept. 26, 2022. It first began in the House on May 27, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. pic.twitter.com/jJcI4rkdGh
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) August 9, 2022
Pelosi unilaterally extended her proxy voting scheme several times over the last couple years.
Last September, 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.
The Supreme Court did not provide a reason for rejecting McCarthy’s appeal.
Recall, May 27, 2020 the House held its first ‘proxy vote’ since Congress first met in 1789.
71 Democrats voted ‘by proxy’ in its first vote since adoption of its party-line rule.
In 2020, ONE Democrat in Maryland voted SEVEN TIMES on legislation in Congress in districts he didn’t even represent.
AWOL: List of shame — here you will find the names of House members of both parties who outsourced their votes to other House members as part of Pelosi’s constitutionally dubious proxy vote scheme. https://t.co/bXr8BdzH1G https://t.co/IrLqRym74m
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 1, 2022