After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flexed her power to veto two of Rep. McCarthy’s nominees to the Jan. 6th select committee Republicans have had enough. The House Freedom Caucus wrote a letter to McCarthy calling on him to attempt to oust Pelosi as Speaker of the House.
Refusing to seat Rep Jim Jordan & Rep Jim Banks on the Select Committee to Investigate Jan 6th is intolerable.
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.
Full letter: pic.twitter.com/u2AsXN5nfg
— House Freedom Caucus (@freedomcaucus) July 23, 2021
Fox News reports:
The far-right caucus sent McCarthy a letter Friday asking their leader to bring up a privileged motion on behalf of the GOP conference by July 31 “to vacate the chair and end Nancy Pelosi’s authoritarian reign as Speaker of the House.”
“Speaker Pelosi’s tenure is destroying the House of Representatives and our ability to faithfully represent the people we are here to serve,” the Freedom Caucus members wrote to McCarthy.
If McCarthy actually agrees to move on the Freedom Caucus’s demands, the effort has long odds of success given that Democrats control the House. A spokesperson for Pelosi also did not immediately offer comment to Fox News.
In addition to the uproar over the Jan. 6 committee, the Freedom Caucus dinged Pelosi for the removal of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., from her committee assignments for her past social media postings that endorsed violence against Democrats and conspiracy theories.
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