Seven months ago, Speaker Pelosi and Democrats refused to work with Republicans and unilaterally changed the Rules of the House in a partisan and unprecedented way by installing proxy voting. At the time, they claimed that allowing members to not show up to work and vote even if they weren’t present was done in the public health’s interest.
However, yesterday their concerns seemed to miraculously disappear. With Speaker Pelosi’s power and interests on the line, she apparently encouraged a member to come to the Capitol to support her for Speaker, even though they tested positive for COVID-19 less than a week ago.
- Fox News: “Democratic congresswoman to vote on House floor 6 days after announcing positive coronavirus test”
- The Hill: “Moore to appear in House for Speaker’s vote after testing positive for COVID-19”
- The Daily Caller: “Wisconsin Democratic Rep. Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 Six Days Ago Voted For Pelosi On House Floor”
— Rep. Bruce Westerman (@RepWesterman) January 3, 2021
Pelosi is putting the public’s health at risk to keep herself in power. https://t.co/c3tb8MZE3Q
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) January 3, 2021
What’s even worse is that Speaker Pelosi did not even let Republicans know that she was changing the guidance regarding members who had been exposed to COVID-19 so that Democrats whose votes she needed could travel to the Capitol:
- Fox News: “Rodney Davis slams Democrats over ‘shameful’ plexiglass structure to ‘protect’ Pelosi votes”
— House Admin. Committee GOP (@HouseAdmnGOP) January 3, 2021