“You can’t pass a bill on this floor with proxies and have it upheld unless you change the Constitution, and this doesn’t do it.
“Now some here say, ‘But if it saves one life, it’s worth it.’ How about the million Americans who laid down their lives not for a wishy washy ‘Oh maybe we should be afraid we might get something and die.’
“They didn’t do that in the Spanish flu days, they didn’t do it in the Civil War, but now we’re going to do it? Come on!” – Loony Louie Gohmert, shouting on the House floor this afternoon.
Apparently remote voting was a thing in the 1860s.
“We’ve got to preserve the Constitution; not abuse it with a House Rule.” pic.twitter.com/sb6Cp8Nb8n
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) May 15, 2020