Speaker Pelosi is in uncharted territory.
Refusing to call the House back into session, Pelosi is trying to pass legislation with just a handful of members present.
And the House of Representatives was thrown into chaos after Nancy Pelosi got hit with this lawsuit.
In an unprecedented power-play, Speaker Pelosi directed Democrats to ram through a rule change in the House of Representatives to allow for proxy voting.
Under Pelosi’s scheme, one member of the House can cast a proxy vote for up to ten other members.
Democrats tried to spin this power play as a “public safety” measure to allow the House to function without all 435 members traveling between their districts and Washington, D.C.
But the truth of the matter is, with such a rule change in effect, Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat majority are now capable of writing and passing bills with as few as 20 members of the House in Washington, D.C.
Republicans sued to stop the measure from taking lawful effect, saying Pelosi’s ploy violates the Constitutional requirement that a majority of the House be present to reach a quorum and conduct the people’s business.
Texas Republican Congressman Chip Roy (R) explained the importance of the lawsuit to The Daily Caller.
“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.
After House Democrats rammed through a $3 trillion bailout bill they know is doomed to fail in the Senate, Speaker Pelosi wants as few members there as possible when the high stakes negotiations begin in a few weeks.
That will allow Pelosi and her loyalists to negotiate the bill for themselves – fighting to include handouts to their socialist cronies while refusing to negotiate with other members.
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