Representative Doug Collins announced on Monday that he is putting forward a resolution to push for the removal of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, stating that she “does not have the mental fitness” to lead the House of Representatives.
In a statement to Fox News, Representative Collins said: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness, which is why it’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession.”
Fox News obtained a draft of Collins’ resolution, which argues that Pelosi “is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position.”
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.
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) October 12, 2020
Justification to Remove Pelosi
The resolution states that the Speaker “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations” against President Trump and his administration, including launching an impeachment inquiry against him.
The resolution continues, discussing the partisan impeachment hearings: “On October 31, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi oversaw the first party-line vote to begin an impeachment inquiry into a president in the history of our country.”
The House of Representatives voted in December to adopt two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In February, the president was acquitted by the Senate on both charges.
Collins’ resolution discusses the fact that Pelosi “ripped up the State of the Union speech” delivered by the president in February “before the American people,” referencing Pelosi’s actions at the State of the Union Speech, where she tore her printed copy of Trump’s speech as he was finished speaking.
The resolution also cites Pelosi visiting “a shuttered hair salon in San Francisco where she received a blow-out without wearing a mask in violation of San Francisco’s laws concerning the coronavirus;” and “cast blame on the salon’s owner for ‘setting her up.’”
“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.
This statement is in reference to an interview on ABC News, as Collins’ describes that Pelosi “appeared confused and exhibited bizarre behavior.”
During the interview, Pelosi’s answer to a question seemed odd, saying: “Good morning, Sunday morning.” Many viewers were confused, and many were concerned for Pelosi’s mental state after this random outburst.
Pelosi has not yet commented on the resolution.