House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday threatened to introduce a motion to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her leadership position if she attempts tp impeach President Donald Trump just so they can delay the confirmation of a new Supreme Court nominee.
“I will make you this one promise, listening to the speaker on television this weekend, if she tries to move for an impeachment based upon the president following the Constitution, I think there will be a move on the floor to no longer have the question of her being Speaker. She may think she has a quiver — we do too,” McCarthy said.
Speaking to reporters, he added, “The president is supposed to move forward and they will. The Senate is supposed to take the action and they will — it’s their constitutional right and they are following through. If Pelosi and House Democrats try to impeach the president, we will take the movement to remove her from speakership.”
For days now, the House Freedom Caucus has pushing been McCarthy to introduce a resolution to remove Pelosi as Speaker of the House. They are questioning Pelosi’s refusal to consider bipartisan legislation and refusal to work with Republicans.
“At every turn, Speaker Pelosi has failed to lead the American people. She’s eroded the institution of the House, allowing members 23 out of 435 members of the House to conduct official business through so-called proxy voting. She refuses to work with Republicans, blocking amendments and often bypassing the committee process,” said Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy when asked by the Daily Caller.
On Sunday, Pelosi said she would consider trying to impeach Trump before the election. She emphasized that the Constitution requires Congress “use every arrow in our quiver.”