Rep. Collins Wants To Oust Pelosi As Speaker Over ‘Mental Capacity’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

A House Republican has introduced a resolution calling to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying she lacks the “mental fitness” for the job.

Pelosi has served the House for 33 years, making her third in the line of succession for the presidency. 

Rep. Doug Collins finds that unacceptable, saying, “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,” on a tweet on Sunday. Collins introduced the resolution on Monday.

“Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness,” he added. “It’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession.”

According to Collins’ resolution, Pelosi “is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position.”

The resolution also mentions the litany of past actions by Pelosi, including when she “ripped up the State of the Union speech” delivered by the president in February “before the American people.”

The resolution also notes the recent scandal, where 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.'”

“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 concluded. 

Collins also pointed out that during Pelosi’s interview segment on ABC News, she “appeared confused and exhibited bizarre behavior” by “blurting out randomly ‘Good Morning, Sunday morning.'”

Pelosi addressed Host George Stephanopoulos’s question regarding her statement of Democrats “have arrows in our quiver,” saying, “Good morning. Sunday morning. The, uh, we have a responsibility, we take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people, uh, that, uh, is, uh, when the we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.”