Rep. Johnson Speaks on Joining Lawsuit Against Pelosi’s Unconstitutional Proxy Voting Scheme

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U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04), Ranking Member of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, joined House Republicans on May 27 to discuss the details of the lawsuit that he and 20 of his Republican colleagues filed yesterday to overturn Speaker Pelosi’s proxy voting rule.

Pelosi’s rule runs counter to both the Constitution and the over 230-year precedent of members of the House assembling inperson to consider legislation. Under the rule, as few as 20 members can control the votes of 220 members.

Johnson made the following remarks as delivered:

“Listen, for 20 years before I got to Congress, I litigated Constitutional law cases at federal courts around the country. I had some difficult cases on occasion- this is a really easy one. I brought along a little visual aid here for our Democratic colleagues.

 

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