Wouldn’t that be great if Nancy Pelosi was removed from being House Speaker?
Well, that could happen!
Members of the House Freedom Caucus are trying to persuade House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to support an effort to get rid of Nancy Pelosi as the speaker of the House.
The Freedom Caucus is a group of 40 Conservatives in the House and their plan is to dethrone Pelosi.
It’s been a WEEK, hasn’t it? Well, we’ve got some more news for you.
The conservative Freedom Caucus wants House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to force a vote on whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi should retain her title.https://t.co/pnLJEakZcz
— The Recount (@therecount) September 17, 2020
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 17, 2020
FOX NEWS: Freedom Caucus pushing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to support plan to remove Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 17, 2020
Many are skeptical of the plan.
Minority leader McCarthy a Republican is also on record saying we should beat her the old fashion way by voting.
1) Fox confirms there is an effort by the House Freedom Caucus to convince House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to offer a resolution to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
This is the longest of long shots.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 17, 2020
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are quietly working to convince GOP leadership to sign off on a long-shot bid to oust Nancy Pelosi from the speakership, according to multiple sourceshttps://t.co/OBGwKhGvxF
— POLITICO (@politico) September 17, 2020
Fox News broke the story and reported these details:
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, an unrealistic long-shot effort happening less than seven weeks before Election Day.
McCarthy, R-Calif., on “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday night said 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.”
New: The House Freedom Caucus is pushing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to introduce a resolution that would remove Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her leadership role. Read what they had to say here:https://t.co/23cGKCCYyI
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) September 17, 2020
Politico offered these details to the story:
Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are quietly working to convince GOP leadership to sign off on a long-shot bid to oust Nancy Pelosi from the speakership, according to multiple sources, which would represent a major affront to the California Democrat if they follow through with the plan.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the only GOP member who can offer a “motion to vacate the chair” and force a floor vote on whether Pelosi can retain the speaker’s gavel, according to House rules implemented at the start of this Congress.
McCarthy apparently has not yet decided whether he will support the insurgent effort. But McCarthy did agree to hold a GOP conference meeting next Tuesday to discuss the idea, according to Republican sources — a sign that he is at least giving serious consideration to deploying the procedural weapon.
“I don’t think it’s the best move at the moment,” McCarthy said. “The best move is to win 218 seats, and that defeats Nancy Pelosi.”
She must go!
She has wreaked enough havoc.
Who would you like to see replace Pelosi as the House Speaker?