There isn’t enough of a circus atmosphere in Washington, D.C. these days apparently, to suit the hard core extremists of the right wing, so the Freedom Caucus wants to get another sideshow going, specifically a privileged motion brought by Kevin McCarthy, to oust Nancy Pelosi. Righto. Splendid idea.
Refusing to seat Rep Jim Jordan & Rep Jim Banks on the Select Committee to Investigate Jan 6th is intolerable.
House Freedom Caucus is calling on GOP leader to file and bring up a privileged motion to vacate the chair and end Speaker Pelosi’s authoritarian reign.
Full letter: pic.twitter.com/u2AsXN5nfg
— House Freedom Caucus (@freedomcaucus) July 23, 2021
So you get the idea, that they’re mad as hell at Pelosi and they’re not going to take it anymore.
McCarthy has until July 31 to bring his privileged motion and I wouldn’t hold my breath on this one.
Jim Jordan is a material witness to January 6. It makes no sense whatsoever, either legally or on a common sense basis, to put him in the jury box, as it were. Frankly, Pelosi showed restraint in not bopping all of them from the committee, only Banks and Jordan.
McCarthy is way out over his skis on this one. This is going to be entertaining.