GOP Rep. Doug Collins just introduced a resolution to push for the removal of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, claiming she “does not have the mental fitness” to lead the chamber.
The resolution says: “On October 31, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi oversaw the first party-line vote to begin an impeachment inquiry into a president in the history of our country.”
The resolution adds that Pelosi “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations” and that Pelosi “is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position.”
Doug Collins told Fox News: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness, which is why it’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession.”
He added on Twitter: “It’s clear that Nancy Pelosi does not have the mental fitness to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives. I’m introducing a resolution to push for her removal.”
From Fox News:
The resolution also states that Pelosi “visited a shuttered hair salon in San Francisco where she received a blow-out without wearing a mask in violation of San Francisco’s laws concerning the coronavirus;” and “cast blame on the salon’s owner for ‘setting her up.’” Fox News first reported last month that Pelosi visited a San Francisco hair salon for a wash and blowout, despite local ordinances keeping salons closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Over her tenure of her speakership, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has started to demonstrate a decline in mental fitness, calling into question her ability to adequately serve the House of Representatives and the American people,” the resolution states. Collins’ resolution referenced an interview on ABC News, saying Pelosi “appeared confused and exhibited bizarre behavior” by “blurting out randomly ‘Good Morning, Sunday morning.’”
During the interview, Pelosi’s answer to a question seemed disjointed, saying: “Good morning, Sunday morning.”
A spokesman for Pelosi did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the Collins resolution.
Collins’ resolution comes after Pelosi, last week, announced legislation to create a commission that would allow Congress to oust a president from office, using the 25th Amendment, just a day after she accused President Trump of being “in an altered state” from his coronavirus treatment.
“This is not about President Trump,” Pelosi said Friday. “He will face the judgment of the voters. But he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents.”
Pelosi denied that the timing of the legislation had anything to do with the election and argued that setting up a commission on presidential capacity is needed to “give some comfort to people” on the stability of the government.
Under the 25th Amendment, Congress, the cabinet and vice president can strip powers from a president if for some reason he or she is declared unfit under dire circumstances. But that requires a 2/3 vote of both houses.
Section 4 of the 25th Amendment also states that a majority of “such other body as Congress may by law” determine if the president cannot discharge the powers and duties of his office. The 25th Amendment was ratified in 1967, and Rep. Jamie Raksin, D-Md., who appeared with Pelosi last week, said it’s time for Congress to set up this “body.”
It’s clear that Nancy Pelosi does not have the mental fitness to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives.— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) October 12, 2020
I’m introducing a resolution to push for her removal.