The Hill reports:
A bloc of House conservatives on Friday pressed Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to force a floor vote by next week to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for blocking two Republicans from serving on the special committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Such a vote on what’s known as a “motion to vacate the chair” would be quickly rejected by Democrats, who control the majority, and some moderate Republicans.
But the one-page letter from the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus represents a test for McCarthy, who likely will need Freedom Caucus support in his quest to secure 218 votes and become speaker if Republicans win back the House in 2022.
Read the full article. The letter cites Pelosi’s rejection of insurrectionists for the riot committee, the metal detectors at the House entrance, and the enabling of proxy votes due to COVID. Many GOP reps used those proxy votes, including while attending CPAC.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 23, 2021