Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats would seek to establish a committee to evaluate the president’s fitness for office. However, the commander in chief isn’t the only one who’s cognitive abilities are being questioned.
Georgia Rep. Doug Collins (R) has introduced a resolution calling to remove Pelosi as House Speaker, Fox News reported on Monday.
The network quoted a statement from Collins expressing concern over Pelosi’s place in the line of presidential succession. As House speaker, she is third in line for the presidency, directly behind Vice President Mike Pence.
“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.
“Unwillingness to abide by the Constitution”
Fox News also cited a draft of Collins’ resolution which insists that the long-time San Francisco Democrat “is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position.”
It goes on to allege that Pelosi “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations” of President Trump and his administration.
“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.”
What’s more, the resolution makes note of how the speaker “visited 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.”
“Decline in mental fitness”
It recalls that when her actions came to light, Pelosi held a press conference during which she accused the salon’s owner of “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,” it goes on.
One of the examples cited is an interview with ABC News personality George Stephanopoulos last month in which Pelosi “appeared confused and exhibited bizarre behavior” such as “blurting out randomly ‘Good Morning, Sunday morning.’”
Fox News stated that the House speaker’s office “did not immediately respond” to its request for comment.