House Freedom Caucus Calls on McCarthy Try to Remove Pelosi as Speaker

The conservative House Freedom Caucus called on Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to attempt to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from her speaker position in what appears to be a longshot bid. The caucus sent a letter to McCarthy on Friday to set up a privileged motion to oust Pelosi on July 31. Since Democrats—and Pelosi—control the House, that effort likely will fail. McCarthy would also have to agree to their request. However, the letter suggests that Republicans are growing increasingly dissatisfied with Pelosi’s leadership after she ousted Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.) from a select committee regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol incident. “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 said in their letter. Pelosi, they added, also supported “unconstitutional changes like allowing proxy voting” and implementing metal …Read More

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