House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is under heavy fire for her poor leadership of the House over the last several months, and House Republicans are finally taking real measures to oust her from the seat.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) confirmed rumors that Republicans are attempting to remove Pelosi on the basis of her mental health, announcing on Monday that she lacks the “mental fitness” to hold the job.
Collins officially introduced a resolution on Monday to remove Pelosi from the line of presidential succession, arguing that her recent actions call her cognitive abilities into question.
“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,” Collins announced on Sunday.
“Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness,” Collins wrote on Twitter. “It’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession.”
According to the wording of the resolution, Pelosi is “unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position.” The resolution claims that “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 cites Pelosi’s aggressive behavior including the spectacle of ripping up a copy of Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech in February and violating her city’s COVID-19 rules to get her hair done in August and then attempting to blame the salon owner.
The resolution also cited a recent episode of “confused and bizarre behavior by “blurting out randomly ‘Good Morning, Sunday morning'” during a televised appearance on ABC News.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany floated a similar idea last week after Pelosi indicated she may be attempting to oust President Trump via the 25th amendment due to concerns about his COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.
McEnany told Fox News that “maybe she’s projecting” because there is “no reason” for the 25th amendment “to be considered with the president of the United States but maybe for Nancy Pelosi herself.”