Several members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are trying to convince House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to back an effort to remove Nancy Pelosi as the speaker of the chamber.
This, of course, is a long-shot attempt that will likely never succeed given Democrats control the U.S. House of Representatives.
During an interview on Fox News, McCarthy told host Laura Ingraham he is not interested in pursuing the move against the speaker, essentially dashing any hope the Freedom Caucus members — who occupy just about 40 of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives — would have had of gaining traction in their effort.
“What I’m in favor of is defeating Nancy Pelosi and [Jerry] Nadler and all the others,” McCarthy said as he made his pitch for Republicans deposing Pelosi, D-Calif., the old-fashioned way — by winning elections on Nov. 3.
“If we were able to remove Nancy Pelosi you’d have another Democrat. The real challenge would be we’re … four weeks away from [the] election, or 40-some days. These Democrats could actually vote against Nancy Pelosi, use it in their campaigns to say they’re not with her, even though they vote with her 95% of the time,” he said.
“I don’t think it’s the best move at this moment,” McCarthy continued. “I think the best move is win 218 seats and that defeats Nancy Pelosi.”
Earlier this month, Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs is calling for GOP House leaders to put forward a Motion to Vacate the Chair to remove Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.
Isn’t it past time for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to leave her office as Speaker of the House? I call upon our leaders in Congress to put forward the Motion to Vacate the Chair that has been prepared and merely needs to be brought to the floor.
Pelosi recently referred to members of Congress who support President Donald Trump as “domestic criminals.”
Of course, that type of hyperbole has become commonplace among the left and is ever-present under Speaker Pelosi’s leadership.
The left hates President Trump and the Americans who voted for him. In and of itself, it is a most despicable statement designed to divide the nation, but it shows a disregard for the institution itself.
“Many Americans believe in our nation’s exceptionalism, but the left only believes in the exceptionalism of their elite companions. That’s why they demand tolerance while displaying violent intolerance to any with an opposing view,” Biggs wrote.
“They justify their vicious and virulent attacks on any who express a different viewpoint. And in the end, it is what justifies any means to reach their desired ends,” he said.
“Don’t be surprised if Pelosi starts blaming the president for her own mistake in judgment before this story burns itself out,” he added.
Biggs finished off his op-ed with one simple question: “So, really, isn’t it time to bring the Motion to Vacate the Chair to the floor to remove Speaker Pelosi from her post?”