Why is Pelosi afraid to return to D.C.? How was she involved with the WHO/NIH when NIH gave Wuhan money to build a coronavirus for them? Is that true?
AP – Get over yourself, Speaker Pelosi, and do what’s right for the country and your members.
Since the members don’t write their bills and buy them from lobbyists – why do they stay in session 24/7? Why can’t they declare like Texas and reserve only so many days a year for legislation and then hold real full-time jobs on the outside?
First rule of employment:
Pelosi, the politician – seems to be full of “self aggrandizement which is defined as exaggerating one’s own importance or power.
Pelosi needs to take the “water bucket test” which is to fill the bucket with water and then stick her hand in it and then with-draw her hand. It is then noticeable that with or without her – the water amount was the same before and after.
Is she forgetting that – no one individual is indispensable. When she is gone – the “wheel” will keep on turning with or without her. Someone will take her place – which means things will run better without her temperament.
Notes on the internet:
Pelosi continuing to live in denial of reality of coronavirus, says business as usual for the House. Really?
Monday March 30, 2020
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Democrats in the past were increasingly anxious about Bernie Sanders and the damage they feel the party’s presidential front-runner could do to their prospects of retaining House control. Now they have to worry about candidate Joe Biden’s problem of sexual assault. There are also growing questions about what, if anything, Speaker Nancy Pelosi should do about it, except to continue supporting old Biden.
There motto during the Republican Kavanaugh hearing the Democrats was – you must “hear out” and “believe” every woman who claims “rape or assault.” Except, now, it doesn’t apply to Biden who is a Democrat.
A message to all SISTERS – YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. This muddies up the water and dilutes your message.
This refusal to even consider allowing Congress to work from home from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is as irrational and idiotic.
Pelosi dismisses remote voting in response to q on press conference. “Lets not waste too much time on something that’s not going to happen,” she said
— Alana Abramson (@aabramson) March 30, 2020
She’s said that there will have to be at least one more stimulus bill, but also says it’s unlikely to happen before April 20, when both the House and Senate are scheduled to come back. Which is three weeks from today, with the rate of coronavirus cases and deaths—and job losses—increasing exponentially.
Meanwhile, another one of her members has put herself in quarantine since being forced to return to D.C. last Friday to pass the third coronavirus bill.
There is no reason in House rules or the constitution that says the Congress can’t remotely work in emergencies. It’s just stubbornness.
Not planning for the very real eventuality that she won’t be able to get a quorum in the House, that she or other members of leadership could become ill is foolish in the extreme. Irresponsible. Just nuts.
Final analysis – she’s no more invincible than anyone else when it comes to this disease.
For your information:
The 17th Amendment permits the state governors to appoint temporary senators to fill vacancies in the US Senate, at least until an election can be held to fill the seat. Although governors may only do so if they’ve been given that power by their state legislature, the overwhelming majority of states permit gubernatorial appointments to the Senate.
In the House, however, the picture is different. The Constitution provides that “when vacancies happen in the Representation from any state” in the House of Representatives, then “the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.” There are no gubernatorial appointments to House vacancies, only special elections.
In normal times, there is a sense to this dichotomy. Senators, like governors, are elected by their entire state. So a state governor has some legitimacy to speak on behalf of the state as a whole if someone needs to be appointed to a vacant Senate seat. House districts, by contrast, typically comprise only a subset of the state as a whole — and, indeed, individual House districts can have very different political leanings from the state they are located within. There are Republican House members from California, and Democrats from Texas.
But in these very unusual times, the absence of a constitutional provision allowing vacant House seats to be filled quickly means that many parts of the country could go without representation if their House member dies.
A second point of failure arises if a lawmaker is still alive but incapacitated or otherwise prevented from doing their job. In that circumstance, the lawmaker would continue to occupy their seat, even though they would be unable to cast votes or perform their other official duties. Our Constitution has no mechanism whatsoever to temporarily fill a seat that is held by an incapacitated member. Congress could, theoretically, expel an incapacitated member by a two-thirds vote, but that would be an extraordinary act that would permanently remove that member from office.
Historically, when a member of Congress becomes incapacitated, that member’s constituents simply go without representation until the next election. From 1942 until his death in 1946, for example, Sen. Carter Glass (D-VA) remained in office despite the fact that he was too ill to attend Senate meetings. He even held onto his roles as Senate appropriations chair and as president pro tempore of the Senate for most of this period.