McCarthy Threatens To Oust Pelosi If Dems Try "Impeachment" Delay Over SCOTUS Nomination

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Sep 23, 2020 - 01:22 PM

The partisan rhetoric just went to '11' as House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened to oust Nancy Pelosi from the speakership if Democrats try to impeach Trump (or any of his admin, such as AG Barr) in an attempt to delay the Supreme Court nomination process.

Tensions rose after Pelosi's veiled comments over the weekend that:

"We have our options. We have arrows in our quiver that I'm not about to discuss right now." 

Which prompted McCarthy to tell reporters this morning during a press conference.

“I’ll make you this one promise... If [Pelosi] tries to move for an impeachment based upon the president following the constitution, I think there will be a move on the floor to have her no longer - on the question of her being speaker,

“She may think she has a quiver. We do too,” he added.

McCarthy's full presser below (begins at around 10:00 with the Pelosi threat at around 15:30)...

McCarthy's comments are also being driven by internal pressure from members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who have urged the introduction of the motion to vacate - essentially a motion to oust the Speaker.