The House Freedom Caucus is mad that Speaker Pelosi gave Jim Jordan the boot from the 1/6 committee, so they call on Kevin McCarthy to lead a coup.
Refusal to put Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Jim Banks on the special committee
House Freedom Caucus calls on the GOP leader to table and bring forward a privileged motion to vacate the presidency and end the authoritarian rule of Speaker Pelosi.
Full letter: pic.twitter.com/u2AsXN5nfg
– House Freedom Caucus (@freedomcaucus) July 23, 2021
Republicans claimed Pelosi was destroying the House of Representatives: “Speaker Pelosi’s tenure destroys the House of Representatives and our ability to faithfully represent the people we serve.”
The coup against Speaker Pelosi will fail
For the coup plan to work, House Democrats would have to vote to oust Pelosi and replace her with Kevin McCarthy. The probability of this happening is exactly zero.
The Democrats will not vote against their spokesman because Republicans are angry that they would not allow MP Jim Jordan, who is a key witness to the 1/6 attack, to sit on the committee to investigate the attack.
You’d think House Republicans would be tired of trying to end democracy and overthrow elected leaders after 1/6, but they show that the only thing less to them than democracy is will of the people is.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association