President Donald Trump has long fumed at “Crazy Nancy” Pelosi — and now, at least one Republican thinks it’s time for her to finally get packing.
According to Fox News, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins (R) introduced a resolution Monday to remove Pelosi (D-CA) from her role as House speaker, citing her “mental fitness” — or lack thereof.
Republicans have long rankled at Pelosi over her party’s failed attempt to remove Trump from office through impeachment, and threats to remove Pelosi from her duties have cropped up from time to time. The latest from Collins comes in light of a number of recent incidents involving the California Democrat that garnered headlines.
Released Monday, Collins’ resolution notably predates Pelosi’s emotional meltdown on CNN Tuesday night, in which she accused host Wolf Blitzer of being an “apologist” for Republicans when he asked if she would support a stimulus bill from the White House, as The Sun reported.
Still, Collins references various controversial moments from Pelosi’s latest tenure as speaker, including a recent episode in which Pelosi inexplicably said, “Good morning, Sunday morning” in the middle of an ABC interview, leaving many people confused.
According to Fox News, the resolution’s draft states that Pelosi is “is unable to adequately serve” and “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations” against Trump.
“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, as Fox reported.
A long-shot effort
Collins also makes mention of Pelosi’s famous moment ripping up Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech earlier this year, as well as the impeachment effort and the recent controversy over her visit to a San Francisco salon, Fox notes.
President Trump has similarly attacked Pelosi, his most conspicuous rival in government, as “crazy,” and Pelosi has returned the favor, suggesting that Trump is mentally unstable and in need of “prayers.”
In that vein, Collins’ resolution seems to be a response to Pelosi’s recent threat to have Trump removed from power through the 25th Amendment over his allegedly “altered state,” as Trump recovered from the coronavirus.
“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,” Collins said in a statement to Fox News.
Of course, while a resolution is nice, the simplest way to oust Pelosi is simply for Republicans to take back the House in November.