Gonna be fun when there’s a new speaker that doesn’t seat the entire opposing caucus.
PELOSI: It is my right to seat and unseat any member of Congress I wantpic.twitter.com/habrc0k7cP
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2021
Is she claiming that she has dictatorial powers to determine who can be in the House of Representatives and can Pelosi do this?
The Federal Contested Elections Act provides a procedure for the House to determine who should be seated. But I think she’s wrong that SHE could have decided anything upfront or without going through the committee hearing process
In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Speaker of the House could not exclude a duly-elected candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives. In Powell v. McCormack, 395 U.S. 486 (1969).
If Pelosi has her way and loses the house, the next speaker should refuse to seat every Democrat. Is that how she wants it to work? I thought she told us certified elections can’t be contested?
h/t Proud American 88