Loeffler, Tillis, Cramer Take Action to Hold Pelosi Accountable for Political Gamesmanship
U.S. Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) today introduced a resolution condemning Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi's (CA-12) weaponization of the 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in an attempt to attack President Donald J. Trump.
In the wake of President Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month, Pelosi announced legislation to create a commission that would allow Congress to oust a president from office using the 25th Amendment.
"In the days since I announced I would introduce this resolution, Speaker Pelosi has continued to put politics over the best interests of the American people," Senator Loeffler said. "From denying additional COVID relief for the American people solely to prevent President Trump from receiving any credit to her brazen and dangerous weaponization of the 25th Amendment -- it's more clear than ever that the Speaker only cares about one thing: Overturning the 2016 election of President Trump and preventing his reelection. The Speaker's recent actions are just the latest in a long pattern of political gamesmanship from the Democrats, and she must be held accountable."
"This partisan legislation by Speaker Pelosi politicizing the 25th Amendment is nothing more than a politically charged scheme trying to remove our duly elected president from office and overturn the 2016 election," said Senator Tillis. "It's past time Speaker Pelosi and Democrats put aside these useless distractions and get back to work on legislation that matters to all Americans."
"Shame on Speaker Pelosi for this third-rate stunt. Grossly politicizing the 25th Amendment is the latest in her efforts to unseat a duly-elected president and undermine President Donald Trump just because she cannot accept he won in 2016 and could win again," said Senator Cramer. "Speaker Pelosi seems more interested in placating her radical fringe members so she can keep her job than delivering real results for the American people."