November 27, 2020

Green: Pelosi’s remote voting scheme will undermine integrity of the House

Many things have changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the way in which many in the American workforce have had to adapt to a semi-permanent work-at-home environment, to include members of Congress, who’ve already held a number of virtual votes.

However, remote voting for members of Congress — a concept that’s being pushed hard by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — is not popular with many on the right, including Republican Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), who blew the Democrat-led plot wide open in an op-ed published by the Washington Examiner. 

“Remote voting has no place in Congress. It is our duty to report to work for the people. Our nation has experienced great trials throughout our history, yet Congress has always reported for work,” Green wrote, adding a reference to how dutifully and quickly Congress convened in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Green ripped Democrats, especially Pelosi, for attempting to shirk their congressional duties and do the work they were elected to do by the people from the comfort of their couches, or a fancy dinner that they can’t be bothered to interrupt.

“If essential workers can report to work during a pandemic, so can members of Congress. But Pelosi and House Democrats have shown they are far more interested in consolidating power than reporting to work for their constituents,” Green wrote.

An even more critical point of concern, Green wrote, is that remote, proxy voting by text or other virtual means poses a genuine national security risk, given that a remote-voting lawmaker could be anyone on the other end, like a staffer or otherwise unelected person.

According to Roll Call, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich expressed many of the same concerns that Green did in his op-ed about the future of remote-voting, including the likelihood that Democrats will concentrate power, personal relationships between lawmakers crumble and members devise lesser quality legislation.

“Remote voting is bad for Congress and bad for the country. It is unconstitutional, and it centralizes power in the hands of the few. Members should not receive salaries on the taxpayers’ dime while they sit at home,” Green wrote, adding that remote voting virtually eliminates Congress and forms a new type of much less transparent and accountable government.

With any luck, once the COVID-19 vaccines are distributed to the county and the virus numbers begin to decline, Democrats in Congress will no longer be able to blame the virus for not wanting to come back to work.

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69 Responses

  1. The way itworked needs to stay just like it was. We the people know who Pelosi serves. She needs to be replaced pronto! She is a thorn in the side of our Republic and her time is up.

    1. Agreed with YOUR Thought in its fullness!
      Communism is not for This: For the People. of the People, and, by the People CUNTRY! Get off the POT you the PELOSI’S mindless idolizers!

    2. Naioma, I agree with you 100%. Pelosi and her traitor scum need to go away in pine boxes if need be but at least be gone and let our great Republic recover from their crap.

  2. Pelosi’s idea’s are ridiculous! She is one crazy mentally disturbed evil old woman. They need to retire her, and get her totally out of any Government office’s. Her decisions are so abusive to the American public!

    1. That ain’t gonna happen. Don’t you know she just won re-election for her House seat, and won the vote to be Speaker of The House again? She, and others like her, are PRIME examples of the case for term limits, but she keeps getting re-elected. The reasons for it totally elude me!

  3. I find it ironic that Pelosi is against voting by telecom in Congress. I’m willing to bet that wouldn’t be the case if there was a Democratic President and she wanted to continue destroying this country so they can line their pockets again. People can’t be that blind to figure that out. Can they?

    1. I truly believe they are NOT. But the problem we have right now Obama judges are doing his dirty work. He knew he would be found out and NOW he has. To many drink whatever flavor of KOOL AID they get. They are the ones that will complain the loudest when it does not go their way. We need to true justices on the courts and people that will do their jobs we are paying them way to much to do.

      1. Obama/ovomit never intended to go away. I believe he was the mastermind of biden running for president because ovomit wants to be the president behind the curtains. He believes he can rule and rein and not be exposed but he is doing a great job of stirring the pie himself. He easily controls biden and cumala and pelosi. We shall see much more of the dark days of his administration if Trump fails to expose them.
        Per Pelosi, I also believe all of the rioting, violence, mayhem and dark deeds are on her. From the day Trump took office she cultivated the disrespect, hatred, and rebellion that is taking place. It has nothing to do with black lives!

    2. I believe and sadly say, they are ignorant, as a whole! At least the ones who voted for biden, harris and the likes of piglosi!

    1. Good point. If they are not in their offices and do not vote in person, the vote does not count and they do not et paid.

  4. Dream on my friend. Once we lick the Wuhan Flu, the demo-rats will come up with some other excuse to keep this remote voting scam alive!!

  5. No remote voting. If Pelosi for it ,it means its crooked. Get her out of office for good. She s nothing but trouble for our country and the American people.

    1. The Pelosi regime is over she is a worn out piece of trash with chunky TRUMPS LAWYERS ARE GOING TO WIN THIS WITH THERE LAWYERS GEORGIA IS FIRST IN LINE FOR PROSECUTION LAWYER POWELL IS AS SHARP AS A TACK TRUMPED ARE GOING TO WIN THIS

  6. PELOSI COULD CARE LESS FOR THE AMERICAN PATRIOT,AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE,SHE JUST CARES ABOUT HERSELF. THAT IS WHY SHE IS BEGGING FOR TWO MORE YEARS AS SPEAKER IN ORDER TO FILL HER COFFERS BEFORE SHE RETIRES TO WALLOW IN HER WEALTH. SHE WANTS TO STAY AT HOME AND RECEIVE HER SALARY,WHILE TELLING AMERICA THAT THEY HAVE TO DO WHAT SHE DEMANDS . TO HELL WITH PELOSI AND THE DUMARAT PARTY. ALL THEY ARE IS A BUNCH OF LYING HYPOCRITES LIVING OFF THE TAXPAYERS MONIES,AND DOING NOTHING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE,JUST FOR THEMSELVES!

    1. Yes, agree with you all! What could any Descendents of the MAFFIA MOB do to make their living, other than manupulating people for selfish gains?

    2. I would care less if i picked up the morning paper and read that Nancy Pelosi caught the coronavirus with a terminal result….the Revelation is here and hopefully God will deliver justice very soon in His way….

    3. It’s not only Pelosi, it’s the Marxist Democrats and the left. They use ANTIFA and BLM terrorists like Hitler used the Brown Shirts. They are only interested in Money and Power over the people. They have been brainwashing our children for decades. They are attacking our History, laws, and the very foundations of our institutions. One only needs to look at places like California, Oregon Washington State, New York and other Democrat controlled states to see what they want for the rest of the country. They use Social unrest to fuel the destruction of our cities. It will get much worse after Biden and Harris get into office.

  7. It is a fact. Democrats lie, cheat, and steal. Their mentor is Lucifer. The BEAST, whom is the Mouth Piece of Satan brain washes the population daily with their lies. The FCC is too yellow, or5 crooked to pull their license tom operate.

  8. I totally agree with Rep. Mark Green. Congress was elected to work for us. We pay them.
    If you`re sick, you stay home. If your well, you go to work. That`s the way I ran my business.
    If the illness is severe, wear a mask & take precautions. That`s life !!
    Congress has become a Country Club.
    I am a retired U.S. Marine & served during the Korean war, & I`m one month shy of my 90th. birthday. I also survived the Great Depression. Life has never been easy, & it`s easy to quit, but it`s a great satisfaction to perform. Do your Job !!!

  9. Congress should forfeit their salary if they need to be at home…………..Get to work !!!!!!!start thinking of those that are paying your tabs and healthy benefits……! Maxine Waters living in a mansion it goes on and on…..they walk in poor leave multi millionaires!

    1. At the very least they need to be voted out of office and the Marxist Squad need to be arrested and Jailed. They clearly aren’t there for America. They are a clear and Present Danger to this Republic.

  10. Pelosi & her RATS want re-education camps for Trump supporters. For safety’s sake, we can attend remotely via Skype to save them food & housing costs.

  11. Nancy Pelosi is not working for this country only for herself and her family She help to elect a senile old man who can’t put three sentences together. He will last not more than 6 months and then we will have his VP really left wing. Biden is a crook as has been shown. As far as Nancy goes her family received money for their insider investments

    1. You are being generous giving him 6 months. He will be lucky to last 2 or 3 months. Between Pelosi and his vp they have been planning this for some time.

  12. Let’s look at this from a different perspective. If they’re going to allow remote voting, then they may as well have remote hearings. In that case, there’s no reason to go to DC period. So their salaries could be reduced to $60K/year, as they won’t need a house or apartment in DC.
    I’d say let’s allow it, but only if salaries are halved.
    Let’s see how long Remote Voting stays popular under those circumstances. LOL.

    1. Why 60K? If they don’t go to the House chamber to vote in person, Drop the pay to less that 10K per year! Or better yet, Go to the chamber, Do your job, Or resign, effective Back to Last Year! And refund Your entire Before tax income for the last 6 years to the people!

    2. Biden is going to give them a raise said they could make it on what they make they are millionaires then like Nancy sale at least 13 of her mansion give it to the people on the street their the reason most are there anyway

  13. Commendatore: Signora :PELOSI, I am pleased to see that you are still in the best of health , I might although, challenge your state of logic and somewhat confusing mannerisms relative DIPLOMACY . In my modest and hopefully functional mind, I might suggest that where there exist you’re so called political co-sorts who tend to idolize you and sort of pat you on the back – it would be wise to make certain that those who would pat you on the back might not be named ( BRUTUS ) ! In a way of thought it might be wise to enjoy that which the so called (Maker) has bestowed upon us . A thought from circa six, or more centuries ago given to the literary world by: Dante Alighieri, The gates of Hades are infinite as well as those of Purgatory , & Paradise. You might also entertain : Shelley , Keats and Lord Byron and just maybe it might release some after thought on that which we all feel justifiable at times. Bets of health and do try to enjoy what is left for our existence . It has always been known that it is easier to destroy rather than build and hopefully create.

    1. Such a good statement…How do we send it to her ? lets destroy her hypocritical religiosity. Is there a way to stop the dismantling of our country other than vent here?

  14. This Un-American woman and her nephew, Gavin Newsome, allow illegal immigrants vote in elections because they need a vote to. They receive welfare, food stamps, MediCal, public housing and education for their children on the backs of hard working American taxpaying citizens when they don’t pay taxes, now she’s giving them Social Security and Medicare which they NEVER paid into.

  15. Pelosi’s remote voting: that was step one. Next she will want to hire a robot butler, and have the machine dial in and submit the vote, while she goes sunbathing in the Bahamas, on OUR dime!

  16. I have limited funds and no money available to contribute. However:
    I fully support President Donald J Trump, recognize he truly loves this country and stands firmly for what is right, for the Constitution and for We The People of The United States of America.
    There is a very huge silent majority who recognizes that We as well as He are under attack by the radical left. Democ’rats. (Which is what the Democrat Party needs to be renamed as that name accurately reflects their Attitude and Hate for all that is good for our nation.) Democ’rats should never be referred to as being the Democratic Party, because there isn’t anything in their platform or conduct that indicates they adhere to Democratic principles. Anyone who refers to them as being Democratic or being The Democratic Party is either ignorant or lacks even an ounce of intelligence.
    Just make sure as Republican members/candidates for the Senate and House you will fully support and stand with President Donald J Trump, truly love this country and stand firmly for what is right for the Constitution and We The People of The United States of America. If you do, I am confident the huge silent majority will elect/retain you to represent them. DO IT!
    Please stop browbeating loyal valuable President Donald J Trump supporters who do not have unlimited funds to contribute, to contribute even more money! Thanks.

  17. You know that the people that are in the senate and the house should take care of the people like they were elected to do and forget trying to rob the election kick out the president of the United States. They work for the American people and if they can’t report to work they can be replaced by the people that put them in the office

  18. It is all to sad that we are pigeon -holed into a system that rewards thievery,fabrication of facts and MAFIA style tactics. My sincere apology to the Mafia for putting you in such company. Even you mobsters have more principles than the people in power do.Since when can you manipulate the votes of hard working and honorable American citizens.I surely hope that God has ordered another wing to be built in HELL for all the liars and cheaters like the Clintons ,Pelosi,Schumer,Nadler,Schumer,Schiff ,Nadler,and all the other SCUMBAGS, who’ve never worked a day in their miserable lives. All the money in the world can’t fix your fate in the afterlife. Make sure you have plenty of fire -retardent clothing for your place in History.HELL IS WAITING.

  19. I think those congressmen who cannot fulfill their constitutional duties are due to a false fear of COVID-19 because they have become too old ; they should resign, and not participate in the “cunning” – remote voting or other tricks. If you can not fully work in Congress – retire.

  20. It is time for this un-American pro-Pelosi bane of civilization to be gone! She keeps talking about “ur” democracy while doing her damnedest to undermine it and the common Democrats ARE too stupid to comprehend it.
    Nobody will allow me to publish what I really think of her.

  21. Why would anyone in their right mind think that this is going to stop, even if, God forbid, Biden gets in? That’s why what Trump is exposing now is so important. We must take down the entire evil empire now. Thank god for people like Sidney Powell and Lin Wood. Waiting now for the MOAB.

  22. If your too damn lazy to to to congress to cast votes then I suggest you give your elected to someone who loves our country and report to work ad do the job you were elected to do, or is the daily grind too much for you to handle if so any red blooded legal American would gladly step into YOUR job. Take these damn electronic voting devices and trash them or it will be the end of our freedoms if we don’t wake up.

  23. Given the technological advances that have occurred in the past few years we need to completely update the entire election system. A new voters roll should be established which would include All eligible voters who wish to be included on that list. The old one should be burned and discarded. Each person lawfully eligible, would be required to provide face recognition, retinal scan and fingerprints at the time of signing up in order to be entered into the new and only, voters data base. This process would utilize the latest blockchain technology in order to be tamper proof for any person, organization or government entity that would desire to commit fraud by altering the individual votes. It would completely eliminate redundant voting and voting by pets and the deceased. Each person voting would receive a printed receipt of their vote as confirmation that it was counted and tabulated in the overall tally of votes. This modern and ultra private system would eliminate the need for poll workers and their supervisors and trainers. All voting would take place online and for many, could be done in the privacy of their home. For those without access to computers, online access would be provided free of charge.

    1. Great idea. Watch..they will all say it is too expensive and too hard to get some citizens to get access to the sign up.

  24. If we don’t need them in Washington, then why are we paying them a small fortune to be there? If they want to name Post Office buildings from home then I can agree to that, but we need to work like Texas does and have a short session for the big work and then close it down until next year. No need for having 2 homes, 5 offices and a staff of hundreds for a short session and/or working at home. Reduce their pay to hours worked in Washington, provide temporary living quarters and a round trip ticket. End of problem.

  25. There should be NO remote voting, NO proxy voting! In person on the congress floor! They are paid by US to be present and accounted for, not lolling around at home, pretending to work! If they aren’t present on the house floor, they do not get paid! Piglosi is a cheating scammer who “ thinks” she is the boss! She bullied her way into the speakership, bullies everyone to get HER way! C’mon man! Congressmen and women, get off your seats and on your feet, take that old rag out of congress, she only has the power you give her. Take it away, vote against her, vote for Kevin McCArthy as speaker and get some REAL work done for the people of this country that you “ supposedly” represent! Remember, you wanted our votes, you got them, now do your damned jobs, instead of “ doing a number” on all of us. Put Piglosi in her place, OUT THE DOOR! Along with buggy eyed shiff, droopy Nadler, screwmer and their ilk!

    1. Right, Patty, other than the military and disabled, if you don’t go to your own polls, the ones where you registered, then you don’t vote. Very simple.

  26. Pelosi and the entire Democrat Party, and those who vote for them, are no longer Americans. Need to be given one-way-tickets to the Communist country of their choice.

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