Could this finally be the end of Nancy Pelosi…
A Louisiana Republican congressman proposed a resolution on Tuesday to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi from the House of Representatives, the newest indication that frustration is building up in the GOP while Democrats continue to investigate President Trump’s impeachment.
Rep. Ralph Abraham’s resolution in the Democratic-controlled House has no realistic chance of passing. Likewise, Republicans have argued that if they ever hit the Senate, the proposed articles of impeachment by Democrats are all but sure to stall.
“Nancy Pelosi’s vicious crusade against our lawfully-elected President is nothing more than a politically-motivated witch hunt and it must be stopped,” Abraham said in a statement. “She has disgraced the people’s House and weaponized the Speaker’s gavel for her party’s political gain.”
Abraham added: “House Democrats spent nearly three years obsessed with election meddling only to dwarf any such efforts with their own deceitful plan to nullify the 2016 election and prevent President Trump from winning in 2020. I have introduced a resolution calling for her to be expelled from the House and for the Speaker’s Office to be vacated.”
Fox News was told the resolution has been closely held, and not many Republican cosponsors have been gained — but Abraham’s office wants it to gain traction.
Abraham and fellow GOP candidate Eddie Rispone are running for Governor of Louisiana. A primary election will take place on Monday, and on Friday President Trump will be visiting Louisiana for a rally on behalf of both candidates as they try to unseat Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The text of the resolution reads simply: “Resolved, That pursuant to Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, Representative Nancy Pelosi be, and she hereby is, expelled from the House of Representatives and the Office of the Speaker is declared to be vacant.”
That constitutional clause holds that “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.”
The Trump administration has mirrored congressional Republicans’ aggressive approach in response to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. On Tuesday, the State Department barred Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador of the European Union, from going before a probe-driven House committee.
“I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public to see,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
The tactic risks further upsetting Democrats in the impeachment case, triggering court challenges and increasing the opportunity for lawmakers to draw up an impeachment report accusing Trump of obstructing their inquiries. California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sondland’s no-show would be grounds for obstructing justice and could provide a taste of what some of Trump’s impeachment papers might include.
But as lawmakers seek ammunition for use in an impeachment trial, the White House is gradually thinking that all-out fighting is their best course of action.
“What they did to this country is unthinkable. It’s lucky that I’m the president. A lot of people said very few people could handle it. I sort of thrive on it,” Trump said Monday at the White House. “You can’t impeach a president for doing a great job. This is a scam.”