Nancy Pelosi, like leftists in general, appears to be power mad. She wants what she wants, and she wants to force everyone else to comply with her demands, no matter how ridiculous. Oh, and that’s even if she won’t comply with what she demands of others.
Want an example? So, after the January 6, 2021 “riots” (which really were mostly peaceful), Pelosi had metal detectors set up and demanded that all members of the House of Representatives pass through these metal detectors on their way to the House floor to vote. The point of those metal detectors? To prevent firearms from getting to the House floor (even though some members of Congress are legally allowed to carry them).
Never mind that Pelosi was accused of skirting those metal detectors herself and not passing through them on the way to the House floor.
A few Republicans refused to pass through the metal detectors, and, when they refused, Pelosi issued fines to those Republicans. Now, some of those Republicans are suing her. Mark Tapscott writes,
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) are challenging Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for imposing fines on them for which they claim she has no authority.
“Article I, Section VI, of the U.S. Constitution mandates that a Member of Congress cannot be detained on the way to the House Chamber for a session and it is even more important that Members not be intentionally impeded from voting on behalf of the over 700,000 constituents we represent,” Gohmert said in a statement Monday.
“In addition, the 27th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution forbids withholding or amending compensation for a Member in the same congressional session. The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the House seeks to illegally withhold funds from my salary because of the Speaker’s desire to manipulate and hold Members of Congress hostage to her whims, especially Members of the opposing party,” Gohmert continued.
The suit filed by Gohmert and Clyde in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia names House Sergeant-at-Arms William Walker and CAO Catherine Spzindor. The Senate does not have a similar requirement that senators pass through metal detectors before going on the Senate floor.
In their suit, the two Republicans point to multiple instances of House Democrats also failing to pass through the metal detectors before entering the House Chamber but not receiving fines.
Pelosi is the first of four Democrats thus cited in the suit, along with Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Rep. Nydia Velasquez (D-N.Y.).
This could be fun to watch.
If there is any justice left in Washington, D.C., these Republicans will easily win this lawsuit.