USA Today reports:
A group of Republican lawmakers is planning to file a lawsuit against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the chamber’s new proxy voting system, according to House GOP leadership aides, a challenge to the rule set to be used for the first time on Wednesday.
The House developed and passed its new — and historic — proxy voting rules earlier this month, allowing members unable to come to Capitol Hill due to the coronavirus pandemic to designate another lawmaker as their “proxy” and cast floor votes on their behalf.
The lawsuit, led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, outlines this argument and details that under the Constitution a majority of lawmakers must be present in order to take up business and vote on legislation, according to aides.
JUST IN: A group of more than 20 House Republicans and four constituents are planning to sue House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House officials in federal court to block proxy voting, arguing the practice is unconstitutional, according to two GOP leadership sources.
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