The survey question on the political-news web site asks: “Should Nancy Pelosi be removed from office — yes, or no?”
It’s a bogus question. Why? Because a member of the House of Representatives can only be impeached — or removed from office — if convicted of treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Unfortunately, being lame-brained is neither a high crime nor a misdemeanor.
To remove Pelosi would take the successful creation of a House resolution, which then would have to survive a committee vote just to be scheduled for a full vote of the House. If the resolution reached the House floor, the measure would have to garner a two-thirds “yes” majority to impeach the individual targeted. Those are the rules of the House.
Moreover, the only other way to remove Pelosi from the House would be by recall — a formal vote by those she represents. The voters of California’s 12th Congressional District sent her to Washington. Why on Earth would they vote to bring her back home?
Besides, why would Republicans want to sideline or even expel Pelosi? She’s the most vocal mouthpiece and the best reason out there for voters to choose GOP candidates this fall and in 2020.
Lest you have forgotten, Nancy Pelosi, 78, is a California Democrat who represents most of San Francisco. She currently serves as House minority leader and has an estimated net worth of nearly $30 million.
These days, Pelosi continues to use her position to state the obvious, then generate her share of gratuitous and all-but-meaningless political blah-blah. Her latest come Friday in the wake of a mass shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, N.M., that claimed the lives of 10 people. Of the Santa Fe massacre, Pelosi stated, in part:
“This morning, our nation was heartbroken by the horrific murder of innocent children and a teacher at Santa Fe High School. All Americans grieve for those whose lives were stolen by this tragedy … . Children should never have to fear for their lives in a school classroom. Millions of young people are raising their voices and bravely, eloquently insisting on action to end the gun violence epidemic,” stated Pelosi, who publicly favors more stringent gun controls on top of the already-stringent gun laws on the books.
How much longer before ol’ Nancy and her tunnel vision ride into the sunset?