The House Freedom Caucus is pressuring Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to take action to remove fellow Californian Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her position.
While the move is a long shot, but the caucus is pressing McCarthy to bring the “authoritarian reign” of Pelosi to an end.
“House Freedom Caucus is calling on GOP leader to file and bring up a privileged motion to vacate the chair and end Speaker Pelosi’s authoritarian reign,” the caucus said.
“We, the House Freedom Caucus, respectfully request that you pursue the authorization of the House Republican Conference, pursuant to Conference rules, to file and bring up a privileged motion to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi’s authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House,” the caucus said in its letter.
“Rule IX, Clause 3 of the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress requires that ‘A resolution causing a vacancy in the Office of Speaker shall not be privileged except if offered by direction of a party caucus or conference,’” the caucus continued.
“Speaker Pelosi’s tenure is destroying the House of Representatives and our ability to faithfully represent the people we are here to serve. Speaker Pelosi has championed unconstitutional changes like allowing proxy voting and insulting security measures like metal detectors for Members coming to the floor to vote,” said the letter.
In fact, if recent polling is accurate, Pelosi’s time as Speaker is likely limited anyway.
Several surveys have found that on generic balloting, more voters prefer Republican candidates to Democrats now amid President Joe Biden’s tanking approval rating and massive inflation, which hit an estimated 8.5 percent in March, the highest level since 1981.