Last Updated on October 14, 2020
US Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), has introduced legislation in the House advocating the removal of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), alleging she “does not have the mental fitness” to lead the chamber.
Collins’ resolution states that Pelosi “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations” against President Trump, citing several examples including the partisan impeachment she launched in 2019.
It's clear that Nancy Pelosi does not have the mental fitness to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
I'm introducing a resolution to push for her removal.
— Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) October 12, 2020
The resolution also cites Pelosi’s ripping up of President Trump’s State of the Union speech on national television, her clear violation of the law in her visiting of a hair salon during San Francisco’s COVID restrictions, and several suspect statements that presented as odd speech pattern.
Nancy Pelosi has trampled over historical precedent and the Constitution time and time again in an effort to remove @realDonaldTrump from office.
It’s past time we remove her as Speaker.https://t.co/I5KQtUnioi
— Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) October 13, 2020
“Over her tenure of her speakership, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has started to demonstrate a decline in mental fitness, calling into question her ability to adequately serve the House of Representatives and the American people,” the resolution states. The resolution specifically referenced an interview in which Pelosi “appeared confused and exhibited bizarre behavior.”
The subject of “fitness for office” has been above the fold in recent days.
Several media outlets, pundits, and even President Trump have highlighted the mental decline of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden. Social media is choke-full of video examples of Biden appearing confused and unable to make coherent statements.
Just last week, Pelosi announced legislation that would create a commission that would facilitate the removal of a sitting president, under the guise of mental fitness, using the 25th Amendment. The day prior she accused President Trump of being “in an altered state” from his coronavirus treatment.
With Democrats holding the majority in the House, Collins’ resolution has little chance of passing. It does, however, re-direct the spotlight onto Pelosi, whose motives have been called into question throughout her tenure as Speaker.