A House Republican has introduced a resolution that calls for the removal of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who he says lacks the “mental fitness” for the job.
Pelosi, 81, a career politician who has served in the House for 33 years, is third in the line of succession for the presidency, essentially putting her two heartbeats away from the White House.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) finds that unacceptable. “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,” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday. He introduced the resolution on Monday.
“Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession.”
Fox News obtained a copy of Collins’ resolution, which says Pelosi “is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position.”
The resolution also says Pelosi “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations” against President Trump and his administration, including last year’s impeachment inquiry. “On October 31, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi oversaw the first party-line vote to begin an impeachment inquiry into a president in the history of our country,” the resolution says.
The resolution lays out a litany of past actions by Pelosi, including when she “ripped up the State of the Union speech” delivered by the president in February “before the American people.”
The resolution also notes that Pelosi “visited a shuttered hair salon in San Francisco where she received a blow-out without wearing a mask in violation of San Francisco’s laws concerning the coronavirus;” and “cast blame on the salon’s owner for ‘setting her up.’”
“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 says.
Collins also pointed out that during an interview this month on ABC News, Pelosi “appeared confused and exhibited bizarre behavior” by “blurting out randomly ‘Good Morning, Sunday morning.'”
Pelosi last month also raised the possibility of impeaching Trump again as part of a ploy to stop him from filling a recently vacated Supreme Court seat, saying on ABC that Democrats “have arrows in our quiver.”
Host George Stephanopoulos pressed Pelosi on the issue, asking, “But to clear, you’re not taking any arrows out of your quiver, you’re not ruling anything out?”
Pelosi then gave a puzzling answer, responding, “Good morning. Sunday morning. The, uh, we have a responsibility, we take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. We have a responsibility to meet the needs of the American people, uh, that, uh, is, uh, when the we weigh the equities of protecting our democracy requires us to use every arrow in our quiver.”