Democrats’ Proxy Voting Scheme
In today’s Wall Street Journal, the editorial board calls Speaker Pelosi’s proxy voting plan “legally dubious,” and says that it “will create uncertainty about any legislation Congress passes.”
- The Wall Street Journal (Editorial): “Pelosi’s Proxy Voting Ploy”
On top of this, some of the 76 House Democrats who voted using a proxy earlier this week continue to face questions as to why they signed letters stating they were, “unable to physically attend proceedings in the House chamber due to the ongoing public health emergency,” but participated in other activities.
- The Federalist: “House Democrats Take Advantage Of New Proxy Voting Rules To Attend Space Launch”
In violation of the Constitution, Democrats who vote by proxy are delegating their vote to another member. A number of them are doing this because they simply don’t want to show up to work.