Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y)—chair of the House Republican Conference—has called for firing Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), labelling the House speaker as “a radical authoritarian” after she rejected two Republican congressmen appointed to the January 6 committee.
“Nancy Pelosi is a radical AUTHORITARIAN Speaker of the House. We need to FIRE her once and for all,” Stefanik tweeted on Thursday, July 22. “The future of our great Republic depends on it.”
Stefanik, No. 3 House Republican, issued a separate statement to criticize Pelosi after the Speaker decided to veto Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) from the Democrat-led select committee to investigate the Capitol riot.
“The American people have always known the truth—that the Pelosi partisan January 6th commission was never about investigating the facts, it was only ever about Pelosi’s radical politics and the Left’s endless obsession with crushing any discussion or debate. This commission is an absolute sham and has been a disgrace from the beginning; no amount of drooling excuses from the mainstream media will change that,” Stefanik wrote.
“What is Nancy Pelosi so afraid of?” Stefanik asked? “She is afraid of the American people finding out the truth that her failed leadership and the gross mismanagement of the U.S. Capitol led to the tragic events that day.
The Republican lawmaker also claimed that Pelosi is afraid of millions of peaceful and patriotic Americans fighting for election integrity, and of Republican colleagues working to hold her accountable for destroying the country and Congress.
“It is time to Fire Pelosi once and for all. I have no doubt that after the next November, Nancy Pelosi will never, ever hold the Speaker’s gavel again. She will make history as the most despised Speaker of the House who will be fired not once, but twice. And it can’t come soon enough,” she added.
Stefanik was repeating what she declared in early June when she said at a fundraiser at Donald Trump’s golf course that, “with President Trump’s support, it is 517 days until we fire Nancy Pelosi once and for all.”
The House GOP Conference chair delivered a bolder statement than House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.) who said Pelosi’s move “represents an egregious abuse of power and will irreparably damage this institution.”
McCarthy decided to pull all his Republican members that he had picked to serve on the select committee.
However, Pelosi insisted that the January 6 committee will proceed to seek the truth of the Capitol riot despite the Republicans’ vow to boycott the probe.
“It’s my responsibility as Speaker of the House to make sure we get to the truth on this, and we will not let their antics stand in the way of that,” Pelosi said at a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday.
“We’re there to get the truth, not to get Trump,” Pelosi said, responding to the claims that the committee is political and designed to attack former president, Fox News reported.