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Fri May 22, 2020, 03:05 PM

McConnell falsely claims new bills passed by the House are 'unconstitutional' [View all]

Source: American Independent



By Josh Israel -May 22, 2020 1:22 PM

It's likely another excuse to block House-passed legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed on Thursday that any legislation passed by the House of Representatives under its new temporary work-from-home system could be unconstitutional.

The House adopted a 45-day emergency rule earlier this month allowing members to designate a colleague to cast their votes on the floor during the pandemic.

In remarks from the Senate floor on Thursday, the majority leader expressed frustration with the safety measure.

"The Constitution requires a physical quorum to do business. Normally both chambers may presume one. But any House member has a right to demand an in-person attendance check," he explained.

Read more: https://americanindependent.com/mitch-mcconnell-house-bills-unconstitutional-remote-voting-coronavirus-senate-congress/



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Okay #Moscow Mitch, you have 7 little fascist senators in your caucus that are going to be voted out of office, and you presently have a House bill sitting on your desk called the Hero's Act........which is mandated by the constitution, whatever constitution you are reading, well it's full of crap.........and I think its time to start the phone calling to those senators that are going to lose there seats........after all 40 million human beings need that Hero's Act and they ( those seven senators) are getting a $174,000 a year pay check paid for by taxpayers, and we the taxpayers want that Heroes Act legislation passed, (those are are tax dollars, we need help) ...........and no matter how you try to spin your libertarian BS and create deflection .............it will not work........you cannot make up your own rules ........................you somewhat got away with your crap twice............but not this time............maybe you should re-read this little factoid............

United States v. Ballin, 144 U.S. 1 (1892)
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/144/1/

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Politico this week that McConnell was wrong. "Remote voting by proxy is fully consistent with the Constitution and more than a century of legal precedent, including Supreme Court cases, that make clear the House can determine its own rules," the California Democrat said."

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