As a former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich knows the ins and outs of Congress and can recognize a “threat” when he sees one.
Gingrich penned an op-ed on Fox News early Monday morning and pointed that finger directly at Speaker Pelosi (D-CA).
Gingrich called her “the greatest threat to constitutional liberty in our lifetime.”
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Pelosi has gone power-hungry as the current Speaker of the House.
We saw this when Trump was in office and it has actually gotten worse with Biden in office.
So much so, Pelosi is now holding bipartisan legislation hostage over a partisan reconciliation package.
Pelosi has barred opposing select committee assignments, an unprecedented move, as well as crossing party lines to hand out committee assignments to Republicans.
In part, Gingrich stated, “Now, she is threatening to have members of Congress and their staffs arrested if they do not follow the mask mandate which exists by her own decree. (I am not aware of a Speaker ordering members arrested since 30 members broke into a brawl on the House Floor over the Kansas Territory’s pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution in 1859.)
“If her power, arrogance, and destructiveness is allowed to continue growing, she will shatter the precedents of the U.S. House, undermine hundreds of years of common legislative precedent going back to the Magna Carta of 1215, and the destroy the established principle that those who write laws are still subordinate to them.”
Gingrich is now calling on the members of her own party to step up and take action.
He wrote, “At some point, every member of the U.S. House should consider when it will be time for members to depose her by vote – or strip her of some of her power as House members did to Speaker Joseph Gurney Cannon in 1910.
“This could serve as a congressional equivalent to the 25th Amendment.”
Gingrich is right, of course, because Pelosi is crossing unprecedented lines with her actions.
The problem, however, is that Democrats are ravenous for power right now, so I am not sure anyone will actually have the desire to put a halt to this nonsense before voters are able to take matters into their own hands and remove Democrats from power in Congress.
Source: Fox News